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Gradual Easing of Winds Expected Today

December 3, 2014, 11:15 PM HST
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Ohelo Gulch by moonlight / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi through 6 p.m. Thursday. Surf is expected from 8 to 12 foot faces.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

The Small Craft Advisory has been extended for all Maui County waters (excluding Maʻalaea Bay) until Thursday at 6 p.m. Winds of up to 25 knots are expected and rough seas up to 12 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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Today, Thursday December 4, 2014

High clouds are expected to stream overhead throughout the day obscuring the sky from time to time. Trade winds are expected from 10 to 20 mph. Trade wind weather is expected with morning windward and mauka scattered showers. Leeward spots are forecasted to get isolated showers and partly cloudy skies. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 84° and around 70° at 5000 feet.

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Sunrise: 6:48 a.m.

Sunset: 5:44 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with showers likely for windward and mauka areas and isolated showers for leeward areas. Winds are out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 65° to 71° with a low of about 50° at 5000 feet.

Moonrise: 4:42 p.m.

Moonset: 6:02 a.m. on Dec. 5

Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.

Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.

 

Looking Ahead

Showers will mainly favor windward and mauka areas. An increase in high cirrus clouds is expected to linger through at least Friday. This will be most noticeable in leeward spots that are usually mostly clear (especially in the mornings). Rainfall may increase slightly and temperatures may drop slightly Friday and into the weekend. Drier conditions are expected Sunday. Winds are forecasted to shift and become light and southerly ahead of a front expected in the Wednesday / Thursday time frame.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 82°

Record 89° / Set in 1955

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 66°

Record 58° / Set in 1958

**Click here for your detailed Maui County surf report.**

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