Tropical Storm Watch August 3rd For Maui County

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Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 9.57.10 PMMAUI COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY

200 South High St.   •   Wailuku, HI  96793   •   (808) 270-7285   •   FAX   (808) 270-7275

August 3, 2015 5:00 pm

TROPICAL STORM WATCH

EVENT:  The National Weather Service has ISSUED a TROPICAL STORM WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect until further notice.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

EFFECTS:  At 5:00 p.m. HST, the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo was located near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 147.4 West.  Guillermo is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Guillermo is expected to pass approximately 140 miles northeast of the Big Island on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.  Steady weakening is expected over the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 MB, 29.27 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe on Wednesday.

RAINFALL: Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts near 7 inches mainly in higher terrain are possible in the watch area.

SURF: Large swells traveling ahead of Tropical Storm Guillermo will spread from east to west over the Hawaiian Islands through mid week.  This will produce large and potentially life threatening surf along east facing shores.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:  CONTINUE TO ASSEMBLE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT.  SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS THAT MAY BECOME AIR BORNE.  PREPARE TO LEAVE AREAS THAT MAY FLOOD.  STAY INDOORS DURING HIGH WINDS.

INFORMATION:  Maui County Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation.  Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates.  NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025.  NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

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