Maui Flood Warning Issued Until 11:15 p.m.October 16, 2015, 4:34 PM HST · Updated October 17, 5:08 AM 0 Comments
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… THE ISLAND OF MAUI IN MAUI COUNTY
* UNTIL 1100 PM HST
* AT 755 PM HST… RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS AND THE WINDWARD MAUI COASTLINE. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAINFALL IS NEARLY STATIONARY. RADAR WAS SHOWING RAIN FALLING AT UP TO 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO… LAHAINA… PUKALANI… HALIIMAILE… PAUWELA… WAIKAPU… WAILUKU AND HAIKU-PAUWELA.
Update: The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 10:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.
At 7:04 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over the northeast coast of Maui. The NWS states that rain was falling at rates of up to one and a half inches per hour.
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 7:15 p.m.
NWS forecasters say radar at 4:10 p.m. showed persistent moderate to heavy showers over windward portions of the West Maui Mountains and over the windward Haleakalā slopes.
The agency says stream gauges in windward West Maui indicate elevated water levels in the Honokōhau Stream, the Waiheʻe River and in Kahakuloa Stream.
On the Hāna Coast, a stream gauge at Honopou indicates elevated water levels as well, according to the NWS.
The advisory includes windward West Maui from Waiehu to Honolua and Nāpili, as well as Hāna to Paʻuwela on the windward side of Haleakalā.
As a precaution, motorists and pedestrians are reminded to stay away from streams, drainage ditches, and low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.