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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 3:36pm HST

Flash Flood Watch

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Effective: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00am

Alert:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM HST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.Recent and persistent rainfall, especially over the east end of the island chain, has caused soils to become saturated and streams to be elevated along windward areas of Maui and the Big Island. An upper trough moving into the area along with abundant low level moisture, creates the potential for flash flooding.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM HST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for Maui and the Big Island.

* From 6 PM HST this evening through late Tuesday night

* Saturated soils along with potentially heavy or persistent rainfall.

* Windward areas will have a greater potential for flooding rainfall.
Notes (optional):

A Flash Flood Watch means heavy rain leading to flash flooding is possible.

Warning Instruction:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.

Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.

If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.

** END NOTIFICATION ***

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Alert Identifier: 12391
  • maui
  • hawaii