OUTLOOK: An outlook is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is possible in the next week. Outlooks are intended to raise awareness of the potential for significant weather that could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.
ADVISORY: An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent, or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.
WATCH: A watch is issued when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens, and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.
WARNING: A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent, or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.
Tune in to local radio or stations for the latest messages from the Maui County Civil Defense and/or National Weather Service.
In potential flood conditions, stay away from streams – even if it’s not raining, look inland (towards the mountain), if there are dark clouds, then it’s raining in the mountains and flash flooding can occur, especially in streams and rivers.
Turn around, don’t drown.
For National Weather Service automated recordings for the island of Maui, call 866-944-5025
Stay safe – stay informed!