The latest from NOAA...SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
-NOAA Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:
-MAUI COUNTY, INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI, LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE
-KAUAI AND NIIHAU
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
48 HOUR OUTLOOK:
AT 200 PM HST...0000 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 155.5 WEST. FLOSSIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...96 KM FROM THE CENTER. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach portions of Maui county and the Big Island early this afternoon, Oahu this evening and Kauai county overnight.
Heavy rainfall is expected to begin shortly over Hawaii county and later this afternoon over Maui county, with heavy rain spreading to Oahu tonight. Flossie is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over the Big Island with isolated amounts up to 6 inches. Over the rest of the state total rainfall amounts will be 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts up to 6 inches. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in the mountains.
Dangerously high surf is affecting east facing shores of Maui and the Big Island. Large surf will gradually spread to the rest of the islands later today and continue into Tuesday. The large surf may cause coastal road closures, even before the storm arrives. Please see the latest tropical storm Flossie local statement for information specific to your area.