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WEATHER BLOG: Flood watch canceled for Hawaii

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[Update 5:35 p.m.]

The Flood Advisory has been canceled for the island of Lanai in Maui County.

Weather radar and rain gages showed that the heavy rains have ended. Thus the Flood Advisory is canceled.

[Update 5:25 p.m.]

The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Advisory for the Big Island and Maui. Forecasters have also allowed the statewide Flood Watch to expire.

[Update 5 p.m.]

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for parts of Maui until 6:15 pm.

  • At 4:36 pm, radar showed a nearly stationary band of heavy showers over Makena with additional showers on the Haleakala slopes between Kula and Ulupalakua.

  • Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Wailea and Keokea. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect until 6 pm this afternoon. 

[Update 4:40 p.m.]

OAHU

A funnel cloud was spotted Tuesday afternoon over west Oahu. Photos were sent to our newsroom around 4:30 p.m. Click the link to read more.  

Funnel cloud spotted over West Oahu 

[Update 4:20 p.m.]

LANAI

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Lanai until 6 p.m.

  • At 4 p.m. radar showed a nearly stationary area of heavy rain near Lanai City and Kaumalapau Harbor.

  • Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Lanai Airport, Manele Harbor and Koele. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through 6 pm this afternoon. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 6 pm if Heavy Rain persists.

[Update 2:55 p.m.]

BIG ISLAND

 The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the leeward and southeast slopes of the Big Island until 5:45 p.m.

  • At 2:36 pm, radar showed scattered Heavy showers along leeward and southeast slopes of the Big Island.

  • Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Waikoloa Village, Kailua-kona, Honaunau, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Naahelu, and Wood Valley.  

[Update 2:35 p.m.]

MAUI

The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Advisory for Maui. 

 Weather radar showed that heavy rainfall has moved offshore. Thus the flood advisory is canceled. A flash flood watch for all islands remains in effect until 6 p.m. 

[Update 1:45 p.m.]

BIG ISLAND

The National Weather Service has now issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 4:30 pm.

  • At 1:25 pm, radar showed heavy rain over the slopes of the North Kona and South Kohala districts. The highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were near the Puuanahulu area. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary and additional rainfall may develop over the next several hours.

  • Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Waikoloa Village, Waikii, Saddle Road junction, Kalaoa. Kailua-kona and Highway 190 south of Mile Marker 5. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Hawaii County through this afternoon.  

[Update 1:21 p.m.]

MAUI

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.  At 1:05 p.m., radar showed heavy rain falling at a rate of more than two inches per hour along the leeward slopes of Haleakala.

 Other locations in the advisory include Wailea, Kihei, Ulupalakua, Kula and Keokea.

[Update 1:15 p.m.]

BIG ISLAND

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Statement for parts of the Big Island. Forecasters say weather conditions will be favorable for thunderstorms and small hail through the afternoon. If thunderstorms occur, seek shelter to protect yourself from lightning.  

Locations: Big Island Interior; Big Island Summit

[Update 9:42 a.m.]

Skies are still blue at mid-morning across our island state, but things could be changing dramatically very soon. The National Weather Service says 12:00pm - 4:00pm this afternoon will be prime time for potential heavy showers, lightning and thunder. Atmospheric conditions have not changed much from yesterday and we could see a repeat of the dark, ominous skies after lunch. Should thunderstorms develop, take cover. If funnel clouds form and extend to the ground, the result could be dangerous and damaging winds.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 6:00pm ALL ISLANDS

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[Update 7:10 a.m.]

The National Weather Service has issued a special statement on the possibility of thunderstorms and funnel clouds on Tuesday, saying severe weather remains possible across Oahu through this afternoon. If thunderstorms occur, seek shelter to protect yourself from lightning. If funnel clouds extend to the ground, they could produce dangerous winds. 

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[Update 3:50 a.m.]

A flood watch remains in effect across the state until 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoon as heavy rains and thunderstorms remain a possibility.

The following bulletin was issued by the National Weather Service at 3:28 a.m.: Unstable atmospheric conditions continue across the state today, with localized heavy rainfall and thunderstorms possible. The greatest risk for flooding rain will occur during the daytime hours as the land is heated. Very high rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour are possible.

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