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Flash Flood Watch Until Tuesday Afternoon for Maui

November 26, 2017, 1:08 PM HST
* Updated November 27, 6:52 AM
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UPDATE: 5:20 a.m. 11.27.17

The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI, now in effect from this evening until Tuesday afternoon.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say deep moisture will interact with an upper level disturbance to bring periods of rain, heavy at times, and a chance of  thunderstorms.

The most persistent rain and highest chance for flash flooding will be over windward and interior sections of the Island.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the island of Maui, in effect from Monday morning until Tuesday afternoon.

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A deep tropical moisture combined with decreased stability will introduce the possibility for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Precautionary measures include:

  • Continue to monitor the weather forecast and be prepared to take immediate action if flash flood warnings are issued.  Campers and hikers should consider rescheduling their outing to a time when weather is expected to be more favorable
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The NWS says to remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur.

Maui County Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation.

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