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WEATHER BLOG: Heavy rain diminishes, flood watch cancelled

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

UPDATE 4:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flash Flood Watch that had been posted for Oahu and Maui County.

The band of heavy rain that affected Kauai and Oahu earlier this morning and midday has weakened, leaving only scattered showers east of Oahu and near Maui County. Forecasters say the threat of heavy rain has ended.

 

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service has cancelled the flood advisory for the island of Molokai. Radar shows that heavy rainfall has diminished and moved toward Maui.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Oahu and the islands of Maui County until 6 p.m.

 

UPDATE 2:00 p.m.

A Flood Advisory is in effect until 3:45 p.m. for the entire island of Molokai.

Persons on Molokai should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and other low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.

The advisory may be extended if heavy rain persists.

 

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has allowed the Flash Flood Warning for Oahu to expire as of 1:30 p.m. Weather radar showed that heavy showers had moved offshore.

A Flash Flood Watch is still posted for Oahu and the islands of Maui County until 6 p.m.

 

UPDATE:  12:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service says the Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Oahu and the islands of Maui County until 6 p.m.

The Flash Flood Watch for Kauai has been cancelled.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Oahu has been cancelled.

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Oahu until 1:30 p.m. At 11:10 a.m., radar and rain gages indicate rainfall diminishing over the western half of Oahu but heavy rains are continuing over the eastern half. Streams have risen over the past hour and the Kahana and Manoa streams are approaching flood stage.

Rain rates are expected to slowly diminish over the next hour.

All of Oahu is included in this warning.

This warning may need to be extended beyond 1:30 p.m. if Flash Flooding persists.

UPDATE:  10:35 a.m.

 A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for the island of Oahu in Honolulu County until 1:30 p.m.

At 11:23 a.m., radar and rain gauges indicated thunderstorms with intense rainfall of 2 to 4 inches per hour over the eastern half of Oahu.

The rain gauge at Waihee pump reported rainfall rates exceeding 4 inches per hour at 11:15 am. These rainfall rates will cause rapid rises and flash flooding of local streams and poor drainage areas.

This is a dangerous situation.

All of Oahu is included in this warning. The heaviest rain will continue over East, South, and Southeast Oahu through the late morning.

This warning may need to be extended beyond 1:30 p.m. if Flash Flooding persists.

Oahu is also under a Severe Thunderstorm watch until 1 p.m.

Oahu, Kauai and Niihau also remain under a Flash Flood Watch until 6 p.m.

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