Critical Fire Danger Remains for Leeward Areas
Emergency Civil Defense Notification:
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag Warning for LEEWARD SECTIONS of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. THIS EVENING.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create rapid fire growth potential. A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.
EFFECTS: Dry conditions and breezy trade winds will produce conditions favorable for rapid fire growth.
Winds east 15 to 25 mph. Relative humidity 40-45% this afternoon.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA weather radio broadcasts for any updates.