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Hurricane Local Statement for Maui

Issued: 608 PM HST MON JUL 29 2013

FLOSSIE WEAKENING NEAR MAUI

NEW INFORMATION
Warnings have been discontinued.
AREAS AFFECTED
This local statement provides information for portions of the Hawaiian islands and adjacent coastal waters.
WATCHES/WARNINGS
Tropical cyclone watches and warnings are no longer in effect anywhere across the Hawaiian islands and adjacent coastal waters.
A flash flood watch remains in effect for all Hawaiian islands until Tuesday night.
STORM INFORMATION
At 5 pm HST, the center of tropical depression Flossie was located near latitude 21.3°N, longitude 156.5°W, or about 145 miles northwest of Hilo Hawaii, or about 90 miles east of Honolulu Hawaii. Tropical depression Flossie is moving west northwest at 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph.
SITUATION OVERVIEW
Flossie has been downgraded to a tropical depression. The low level circulation currently near Maui county has separated from the deep layered clouds. The storm is becoming more disorganized due to shear and interaction with the mountainous terrain on the Big Island and Maui. Continued weakening is expected as it tracks to the west northwest towards Oahu and Kauai. Sustained winds have also weakened below tropical storm criteria. Flossie's main threat to the islands will be rainfall and possible flash flooding tonight. Over water, large, rough seas will the main concern, coinciding with the location of the center of tropical depression Flossie.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, use caution and heed the advice of local officials. Wait for the all-clear signal before re-entering evacuation zones or any area that received significant damage or flooding.
Pay attention for possible road closures and stay away from downed power lines.
Mariners should check the latest coastal waters forecast before making any definite plans.
NEXT UPDATE
This is the last local statement on this event.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, although Flossie appears to have spared the islands any major impacts, we are still in hurricane season. We encourage everyone to have a hurricane plan in place, and keep a hurricane kit with supplies ready in case the islands are threatened again.

WINDS AND SEAS

Damaging high winds are no longer expected. Winds will be in the 15 to 25 mph range with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. Gusts will be as high as 40 mph and strongest over mountainous terrain, through passes, and where winds blow downslope. Combined seas will be 8 to 12 feet, and up to 16 feet in the northern coastal waters.
STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE
Warning level surf heights generated by Flossie are expected for east facing shores of Maui, with advisory levels for east facing shores of the Big Island. These products will be issued shortly after this local statement. Wave heights will quickly drop tonight as Flossie moves away to the west northwest.
INLAND FLOODING
A flash flood watch is in effect for all Hawaiian islands. Refer to the watch for more details. On the Big Island, up to 2 more inches of rain is expected this evening, mainly on the Kona side of the island. For Maui county, expect 1 to 2 inches with isolated areas receiving up to 5 inches through tonight.