Flood Advisory for Maui through 6:30 pm Tuesday 12/21/10
(Updated: 3:27 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010)
The National Weather Service issued a new Flood Advisory for the island of Maui unitl 6:30 tonight. At 3:18 p.m., radar showed heavy rain over the eastern and southern slopes of Haleakala. Rain extended from Hana to Ulupalakua and Kula and was nearly stationary.
Other areas in the advisory include but are not limited to Nahiku, Kihei and Kipahulu.
A separate, less threatening flood watch is in effect for the entire state through tonight.
(Updated: 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010)
The FLOOD ADVISORY for the island of Maui was extended until 2 p.m. today. At 10:47 a.m., radar showed heavy rain from Hana to Kipahulu. The area of rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Oheo Gulch.
The National Weather Service advises the public to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding. The advisory may need to be extended again if heavy rain persists.
(Updated 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010)
The island of Maui was placed under a FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY until 11 a.m. today. At 7:30 this morning, spotters reported heavy rain near Hana in east Maui. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the Advisory include, but are not limited to Hamoa and Kipahulu.
As a precaution, the public is asked to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
A less severe, FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for the entire state through tonight.
Forecasters say a separate front will approach the islands stalling north of the state on Christmas Day.
(Posted by Wendy Osher; supporting information courtesy The National Weather Service)