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Malika Dudley’s Daily Weather Forecast (10/19/14)

October 19, 2014, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated October 20, 9:46 AM
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Hurricane Ana Lightning in Makawao / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Hurricane Ana Lightning in Makawao / Image: Jimmie Hepp

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley

Alerts:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been cancelled for Maui County.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY posted for south facing shores of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, north-facing shores of Maui and north and west facing shores of Molokai.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY for windward waters of Maui County.

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT is posted for Maui County leeward waters for possible isolated thunderstorms forming across coastal waters. These thunderstorms are associated with the outer rain bands of Hurricane Ana. The threat of thunderstorms will persist through today.

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Hurricane Ana rainbow by Jeannie Worldly.

Hurricane Ana rainbow by Jeannie Worldly.

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Today:
Maui county is quiet so far, but the air mass is unstable there and very capable of setting off locally heavy showers and a thunderstorm or two for the rest of the day. As Ana continues to move further away, we anticipate improving conditions over this county tonight. We do not expect an extension of the flash watch for Maui county as of now. This thought may change however should showers and storms picks up this afternoon.

For the first half of the work week, as Ana moves W and NW of the Hawaiian islands, winds will gradually shift to the SE with a general drying trend and increasingly stable conditions expected across the area.

Surf & Seas:
Hurricane ANA produced swell has peaked overnight and will fade through the day for south shores of Maui County. Head high at best exposures this morning, dropping significantly in the evening. New north-northwest swell (Typhoon Vongfong) is expected to peak this afternoon at double overhead or bigger at the best exposures through this evening.

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Hurricane Ana Lightning in Kihei / Image: Sebastian West/ Evan Thomas of YGMedia.com

Hurricane Ana Lightning in Kihei / Image: Sebastian West/ Evan Thomas of YGMedia.com.

Mariners can expect locally erratic and gusty winds up to 35 mph with locally higher waves and reduced visibility. Dangerous lightning strikes are possible and waterspouts can form from thunderstorms with little or no warning.

 

Other Areas of Interest:
Sunset tonight at 5:58pm
Sunrise tomorrow at 6:23am
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

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