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2.4 Inches of Rain Overnight in Parts of Maui County

February 4, 2014, 6:18 AM HST
* Updated February 7, 7:13 AM
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Satellite imagery Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 5:30 a.m. courtesy NOAA/NWS.

Satellite imagery Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 5:30 a.m. courtesy NOAA/NWS.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 9:16 a.m. 2/4/14)

A flash flood watch has been CANCELLED for Maui County as of 9:13 a.m. 2/4/14. The National Weather Service says that while additional rainfall is expected today, the threat for flooding rain has diminished.

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Parts of Maui County received more than 2 inches of rain over a 24-hour period ending at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

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Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe had the greatest rainfall rates in Maui County with more than 2.4 inches of rain recorded at both locations over the time frame as a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms prompted a special weather statement on Monday night.

Kahakuloa and Puʻukukui on the windward side of Maui each recorded 1.3″ of rain over the same period.  Other locations on Maui recorded the following rainfall amounts: 1.13″ in Kula; 1.07″ at ʻUlupalakua; 1.01″ at Kaupō Gap; 0.88″ at Hāna Airport; 0.68″ at Kepuni; and 0.38″ at Kahului Airport.

Rainfall rates on Molokaʻi over 24 hours ending at 2 a.m. included: 0.94″ in Kamalo; 1.65″ at Makapulapai; 1.23″ at Kaunakakai Mauka; and 1.12″ at Molokaʻi Airport.

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A flash flood watch remains in effect for the islands within Maui County until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

The National Weather Service says low pressure northwest of the state, combined with persistent moisture will support the threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding for the smaller islands.

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