The Central Pacific Hurricane Center just released their latest Hurricane Ana information at 5am. Big Island and Maui County are no longer under a tropical storm watch. What does this mean exactly? It means that the storm is too far away for meteorologists to expect us to notice hurricane or tropical storm strength winds in these two counties. However, we can still expect rain and some wind. Currently in South Kihei there is no rain. It is just very humid. It looks like we dodged the bullet this time. We are really very thankful.
Please do not go into the ocean today. There will still be high surf, run-off from rain and a category 1 hurricane passing by which messes with currents and ocean conditions. Best to stay out and do something else today.