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Scattered Windward Showers Today, Front Expected for Weekend

December 10, 2014, 10:54 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 4:10 PM
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West Maui Mountains / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

The National Weather Service has cancelled the High Surf Warning for the north facing shores of Maui and the north and west facing shores of Molokai. It has been replaced with a High Surf Advisory posted through 4 p.m. Friday.

The Small Craft Advisory issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through 6 a.m. Friday for Maui County windward waters and channels.  Rough seas of 8 to 13 feet are forecasted.

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Today, Thursday December 11, 2014

Scattered showers are expected in Maui County today for windward and mauka areas as a front makes its passage. Leeward spots are forecasted to be mostly clear. Winds are out of the east around 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 84° and around 71° at 5000 feet.

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Sunrise: 6:52 a.m.

Sunset: 5:46 p.m.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Partly to mostly cloudy skies expected tonight for Maui County with scattered showers in windward and mauka spots. Leeward areas will remain mostly clear. Winds are out of the east from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 67° to 72° with a low of about 48° at 5000 feet.

Moonrise: 10:39 p.m.

Moonset: 11:25 a.m. on Dec 12

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

Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.

The Geminid Meteor shower is currently active. Peak nights are Dec. 12-13 and 13-14. Click HERE for viewing tips and details on the shower.

 

Looking Ahead

Winds have increased overnight and are forecasted to weaken again on Friday. A second front expected this weekend is forecasted to reach Maui County Sunday with an increase in windward and mauka showers and will bring strong and gusty winds in its wake. We’ll keep tweaking the forecast as it becomes more certain.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 82°

Record 88° / Set in 1991

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 66°

Record 56° / Set in 2004

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

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