MAKAKILO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A funnel cloud was captured on camera over Makakilo on Saturday shortly after 7 p.m. as commuters were sitting in traffic.
Experts at the National Weather Service say it probably lasted just a couple of minutes and did not touch the ground.
(Video: Raquel Pasaoa Alesna)
"We had a sea breeze develop because of the warm, humid conditions that developed over the island here today," said Jon Jelsema of the National Weather Service. "As that sea breeze developed, there was also a lot of shower activity across the interior of the island and that sent an outflow southward toward the sea breeze. When those two boundaries that caused rotation to increase in the atmosphere and that's what caused the funnel cloud to develop."
The funnel cloud formed as a flood advisory was in affect for Honolulu County as rainfall of up to two inches per hour were recorded along the H-1 from Makakilo to Aiea area. The flood advisory was later cancelled at 9:05 p.m. Saturday.