Overnight rains diminish for Oahu, Maui County

Overnight rains diminish for Oahu, Maui County

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Showers associated with a weakening cold front caused minor flooding for parts of Oahu, Molokai and Maui overnight.

Those islands were placed under flood advisories, starting with Oahu in the late afternoon as the front moved eastward. The entire island of Molokai was under a flood advisory for three hours Friday night, followed closely by windward-facing areas of the Valley Isle.

According to the National Weather Service, the Puu Alii rain gage on Molokai recorded 5.26 inches of rain in the 12 hours that ended at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Maui, Wailuku recorded 1.81 inches, Hana Airport 1.54 inches, Kahakuloa 1.42, Waikapu Country Club 1.37, upcountry Pukalani 1.17, and Maalaea Bay 1.11 inches.

On Oahu, 24-hour totals included 3.58 at Punaluu Stream and 2.42 inches at Kahana. Several other gages recorded more than an inch of rain, including St. Stephens, Maunawili, Olomana Fire Station, Waimanalo, Bellows Air Force Station, Kamehame and Hawaii Kai Golf Course.

By Saturday morning, the dissipating front was near the Big Island of Hawaii, which will have more showers while the smaller islands start to dry out.

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