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Source: Tim Savage - Photo of Farrington High School Auditorium Source: Tim Savage - Photo of Farrington High School Auditorium
Credit: Donna Soriano - from Pearl City Credit: Donna Soriano - from Pearl City
Credit: Mildred Alburo Garcia - from HNN Facebook Credit: Mildred Alburo Garcia - from HNN Facebook

*** 5:27 p.m. Forecasters say a gradual trend towards more stable conditions will begin on Saturday, with trade winds returning by late Sunday and into Monday.

***4:49 p.m. - HPD says Farrington High School's Auditorium roof has collapsed.

***4:20 p.m. - Flood advisory for the island of Maui until 5:15 p.m. At 3:44 p.m., radar showed a thunderstorm with heavy rain near Ulupalakua, or about 19 miles south of Kahului. The area of heavy rain was moving south at 5 mph. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Makena.

***4:18 pm - One person was inside the Farrington High School Auditorium when the roof collapsed, but the individual was NOT injured. 

***4:05 p.m. - HPD blocking right lane of King St. in the Ewa bound direction after Houghtailing. 

***3:50 p.m. - H1 EB H2 slows at the merge...improves after Waimalu. Water draining from left, HOV, lane.

***3:45 p.m. - Police estimate about 75% of Farrington High School's Auditorium has collapsed.

***3:40 p.m. - H1 freeway is flooded before the Waipahu cutoff.

***3:35 P.M. - HPD reporting total collapse of roof at Farrington High School Auditorium. We have crews heading to the scene.

***3:29 p.m. - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a special marine warning for Oahu leeward waters until 4 pm

at 310 pm radar showed a thunderstorm producing strong winds  34 knots or greater 3 nm north of Pearl Harbor entrance or about 8 nm northwest of Honolulu...moving southeast at 5 knots. Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Mariners can expect gusty winds...locally higher seas...dangerous lightning...and reduced visibility in heavy rain. Seek safe harbor immediately...until this storm passes.

Thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts. Waterspouts can easily overturn small boats and create locally hazardous seas. Seek safe harbor immediately.

As thunderstorms move over the water...boaters can expect gusty wind and high waves. Move to safe harbor or stay close to shore until the storm passes.

***3:26 p.m. Picture of hail on Hawaii News Now Facebook page, taken in Pearl City

***3:22 p.m. Report of blown roof at Farrington High School.

***3:20 pm -The Severe Thunderstorm warning for the Island of Oahu in Honolulu county expires at 315 pm...At 315 pm...radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Pearl Harbor. This storm was drifting toward the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph...toward Iroquois Point and Ewa Beach.This storm has weakened some...but is still capable of producing heavy rain...cloud to ground lightning...gusty winds...and possibly some small hail.

***3:15 p.m. - Hailing in manana, Pearl City for 3-5 minutes

*** 3:09 p.m.- There is no electric in Waimalu reported on Facebook,

*** 3:08 p.m. -  Viewer reports pea sized Hail on ground in Pearl City.

***3:05 p.m. - The National Weather service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the island of Oahu. Until 500 pm at 251 pm ..radar showed heavy rain near Pearl City...or about 9 miles northwest of Honolulu. The area of heavy rain was slowly moving east southeast.

* other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to
  Pearl City...Halawa and Waimalu.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...Stay away from streams...drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due
to ponding...reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. Turn around...don/t drown.

***2:57 p.m. - Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail...and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Pearl City...or 9 miles northwest  of Honolulu...moving to the southeast at 10 mph.

Locations potentially impacted include... Aiea...Honolulu...Salt Lake and Halawa. Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path...prepare immediately for damaging winds...and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter...preferably inside a strong building but away from windows.

*** 2:55 p.m. Hail reported in Pearl City from Facebook user Freesia Garcia. 

*** 2:50 p.m. Funnel Cloud spotted in Wahiawa from Facebook viewer Davlyn Pactol. 

*** 2:29 p.m. - Strong thunderstorms in the Mililani to Pearl City and Aiea area will produce heavy rain and possible small hail through 3:30 pm.

You can track the wet weather by clicking on our Interactive Radar.

Forecasters at 12:50 p.m. say heavy showers are affecting southern portions of Maui near Nuu and
Kaupo. The heavy rain will cause minor flooding and reduced  visibilities.

*** 10:37 a.m. forecasters said heavy showers were affecting southeastern portions of the Big Island near Pahala and Wood valley.

Additional showers are also developing over Hilo and the Volcano National Park area.

You can track the wet weather by clicking on our Interactive Radar.

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