Maui Flood Watch Until Tuesday Morning 5/10/16

May 9, 2016, 9:07 AM HST · Updated May 9, 3:53 PM
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Flood Watch for Maui 5.9.16. Satellite image courtesy NOAA/NWS.

Flood Watch Extended to 6 a.m. 5/10/16

The National Weather Service has continued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui, now in effect through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Forecasters say additional moderate to briefly heavy rainfall could produce flash flooding due to saturated soil conditions of windward areas on Maui. The NWS advises that impacts could include mudslides, especially along the Hāna Highway.

Flood Advisory Expires at 2:45 p.m. 5/9/16

Update: 2:38 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2016. A flood advisory for the island of Maui is set to expire at 2:45 p.m. Radar and rain gauges showed that rain rates have decreased along windward Maui. A flood watch remains in effect until this evening. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say runoff will remain elevated.

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Flood Advisory Extended Until 2:45 p.m. 5/9/16

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Maui until 2:45 p.m.  At 11:37 a.m., radar showed continued light to moderate rainfall along windward East Maui.  The heaviest showers were producing rain rates around one inch per hour.  Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Hāna, Nāhiku, Keʻanae, Haʻikū-Paʻuwela and Huelo.

Flood Advisory Posted Until 11:45 a.m. 5/9/16

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the island of Maui until 11:45 a.m. 

At 8:38 a.m., radar showed continued light to moderate rainfall along windward East Maui. 

Forecasters with the NWS say an area of heavier showers with rain rates in excess of 1 inch per hour will be moving onto windward areas through the morning.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Hāna, Nāhiku, Keʻanae, Haʻikū-Paʻuwela and Huelo.

Flood Watch Until Late Monday:

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the island of Maui until late Monday night, May 9, 2016.

The National Weather Service reports that persistent rainfall over the past couple of days has led to saturated soil conditions across windward portions of Maui. Additional rainfall is expected and briefly heavy showers could produce flash flooding today and tonight.

The NWS says impacts could include mudslides, especially along the Hāna Highway.

Flood Watch for Maui 5.9.16. Radar image courtesy NOAA/NWS.

Flood Watch for Maui 5.9.16. Radar image courtesy NOAA/NWS.

Overnight, we had reports of rocks on the road to Hāna near Mile 17, as well as a leaning tree near Mile 12.  The incidents were reported just before midnight and were cleared by 2 a.m.

Today’s daily weather update by Meteorologist Malika Dudley is posted at: the following LINK.

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