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Weakening Winds Today, Building Later in the Week

December 16, 2014, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated December 15, 11:43 PM
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Kīhei Sunset Yesterday / Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Tuesday for all Maui County waters and channels for rough seas up to 13 feet and winds of 25 to 30 knots. The advisory is posted through 6 p.m. for all Maui County channels and Maʻalaea Bay. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**

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Today, Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Today high temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 85° and around 72° at 5000 feet. Partly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers mainly for windward and mauka spots. Some leeward areas may experience a few showers as well. Winds are out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.

Sunset: 5:48 p.m.

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UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight in Maui County. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° degrees are expected with a low of about 49° at 5000 feet.

Moonset: 1:54 p.m.

Moonrise: 2:47 a.m. on Dec 17

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

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

The peak nights for the Geminid Meteor Shower have passed but the shower is still active until December 19. Details on timing and viewing tips can be found HERE. 

 

Looking Ahead

High pressure, the weather feature that generates our trade winds, is moving away from the islands and as that happens our winds are expected to weaken. Over the next few days that will be the trend. Another high pressure system will move in by Thursday bringing our winds back up to breezy. Over the weekend we expect winds to shift out of the southeast. A front is expected to impact the state early next week. Will keep an eye on it.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 82°

Record 90° / Set in 1960

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 65°

Record 53° / Set in 1953

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Vog forecast for this afternoon / Image: UHSOEST

Vog forecast for this afternoon / Image: UHSOEST

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