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Hurricane Local Statement for Maui

Issued: 514 PM HST SUN AUG 30 2015

IGNACIO STILL A MAJOR HURRICANE 350 MILES EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND AND TRACKING NORTHWEST

NEW INFORMATION
Watches have been discontinued.
AREAS AFFECTED
This local statement provides information for portions of locations within the Hawaiian islands.
WATCHES/WARNINGS
Tropical cyclone watches are no longer in effect anywhere across the Hawaiian islands.
A high surf warning is in effect for the east facing shores of the Big Island and the island of Maui through Tuesday.
A high surf advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.
STORM INFORMATION
At 4 pm HST, the center of hurricane Ignacio was located near latitude 19.8°N, longitude 149.6°W, or about 355 miles east of Hilo Hawaii about 545 miles east of Honolulu Hawaii. Hurricane Ignacio is moving northwest at 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph.
SITUATION OVERVIEW
Hurricane Ignacio is now forecast to move further north and east of the islands. Due to the much reduced threat of tropical storm force winds for Maui county and the Big Island, all tropical storm watches have been discontinued.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, even though the wind threat from Ignacio appears to have passed, high surf is expected to continue to build on the east facing shores. These dangerous high surf conditions mean that only highly experienced persons should enter the water. Inexperienced persons should remain off beaches and adjacent beachfront areas. Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death.
The moist airmass lingering over the state will also bring increased showers and the potential for locally heavy rainfall through the week.
NEXT UPDATE
This is the last local statement on this event.

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, although Ignacio 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
High winds are no longer expected.
STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE
Swells generated by Ignacio will increase along east and southeast facing shores of the island of Maui, and will result in surf heights reaching up to 12 to 20 feet on Monday through Tuesday. The high surf is expected to create dangerous currents. Some coastal inundation of low lying areas is expected especially at high tide.
INLAND FLOODING
Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches, with isolated amounts near 5 inches mainly in areas of higher terrain, are possible.