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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Maui Until 6 p.m.

March 9, 2017, 1:22 PM HST
* Updated March 9, 2:30 PM
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Satellite imagery 3.9.17. PC: NOAA/NWS.

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Maui County in effect until 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms, in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

Severe thunderstorms can produce damaging winds of 58 mph or higher, or destructive hail the size of quarters or larger.

Flood Advisory for Maui Until 5:15 p.m. 3.9.17

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the island of Maui in until 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

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At 2:14 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Upcountry Maui from upper Kula to ʻUlupalakua. Peak rain rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour were just south of Kēōkea. Additional rainfall is expected to develop over the slopes of Haleakala through the afternoon. Runoff from this rainfall may start to fill normally dry gulches in the Kīhei and Wailea areas.

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Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kīhei, Pukalani, Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, ʻUlupalakua, Wailea, Huelo, Haʻikū-Paʻuwela, Pāʻia, Makawao, Kula and Kēōkea.

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