A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Maui County.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for...
* Hawaii County
* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected within the warning area within 36 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the
progress of Darby. Watches may be required for additional islands
later today or tonight.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Darby was
located near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 151.0 West. Darby is
moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h). Darby's forward motion
is expected to slow slightly Saturday followed by a turn toward the
northwest on Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of
Darby is forecast to pass over or near the Big Island on Saturday
and Maui on Saturday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected over the Big Island
starting late tonight, and are possible over portions of Maui
County on Saturday.
SURF: Swells generated by Darby are expected to impact the
Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days, possibly becoming
damaging along some coastlines today and Saturday.
RAINFALL: Storm total rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with locally
higher amounts...could cause life-threatening flash floods as well
Click here for a list of shelters opening this afternoon.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.