Hurricane Warning in Effect

July 26, 2020

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LAHAINA - Maui has been upgraded from a Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning in the latest 5 a.m. update issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

The system has maintained its Category 1 strength with 90 mph sustained winds and higher gusts. It is currently located 145 miles E of Kahului, Maui and 235 miles E of Honolulu.

The current track of Hurricane Douglas takes it north of the Big Island later this morning, then glance the following islands, Maui Sunday at midday, Molokai in the afternoon, Oahu in the evening, lastly Kauai late tonight and Monday morning. Once Douglas leaves the area, safely by Monday night, high pressure to our north will bring back a typical trade wind weather pattern.

Peak winds for Molokai are forecast to be 50-65 mph with gusts to 100 mph. Here on Maui, parts on the island will see peak winds of 45-60 mph with gusts to 90 mph for Windward West Maui; and 45-60 mph with gusts to 85 mph for Windward Haleakala, including East Maui.

Peak Rainfall Amounts for Maui and Lanai will be: 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts; and 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts on Molokai.

Hurricane Douglas continues to close in on the main Hawaiian Islands this Sunday morning, carrying with it some dangerous and potentially damaging weather.


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