UPDATE: Flood Advisory Lifted for Maui
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley
(Update: 4:33 p.m. 11/4/14)
The FLOOD ADVISORY for Maui was cancelled at 4:33 p.m. The National Weather Service reports that heavy rain spotted earlier on radar has since ended.
(Update: 2:42 p.m. 11/4/14)
A FLOOD ADVISORY has been extended for the Island of Maui until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
At 2:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said radar showed a nearly stationary area of heavy rain near Kula (about 16 miles SSE of Kahului).
Other locations in the advisory include: Nāhiku, ʻUlupalakua, Kaupō, Kīpahulu, and Hāna.
(Original post 11/4/14)
A FLOOD ADVISORY has been issued for Maui until 3 p.m. Radar showed heavy showers that were nearly stationary over the slopes above Hāmoa and Hāna. Other heavy showers are expected to develop near ʻUlupalakua this afternoon. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kula and Mākena.
A SHORT TERM FORECAST has been issued by the National Weather Service for the possibility of localized downpours for interior, western and southern areas this afternoon.
Showers are expected to be brief but rainfall rates could exceed an inch per hour in the heaviest cells once they develop.
Motorists could encounter significantly reduced visibility, localized ponding, and possibly traffic slowdowns in some areas.
We will update this alert should a flood advisory or warning get issued.