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Hawaii County Civil Defense High Wind and Flash Flood Watch message


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0615 UTC, Post #15830.

Source:

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts

Accessed on 24 October 2017, 0615 UTC.

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Here’s the current Civil Defense message covering the high wind and flash flood watches:

High Wind And Flash Flood Watch Message For Monday, October 23 At Noon

This is a Civil Defense High Wind and Flash Flood Watch Message for Monday, October 23 at Noon.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to dangerous flash flooding.

Intermittent heavy showers are expected to develop this afternoon/evening through tomorrow. Police report all roads are open at this time, but advise that driving conditions deteriorate during heavy downpours.

In addition, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Watch for Hawaii Island summits today through tomorrow. A High Wind Watch means regular winds of 35-45 mph with gusts over 70 mph are expected for summit areas 8,000 ft. and above. Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution.

This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.

Thank you, have a safe day, this is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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Russ Roberts

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Flash flood watch continues as storm moves down island chain


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0440 UTC, Post #15827.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/23/weather-updates/flash-flood-watch-continued-as-storm-moves-down-island-chain

Accessed on 24 October 2017, 0440 UTC.

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Comment:

A cold front accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms is moving slowly down the island chain from Kauai to Hawaii Island.  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued its flash flood watch for Oahu, Maui Island, and Hawaii Island.  The brunt of the storm is expected to pass east of Hawaii Island on Wednesday or Thursday evening.

In addition to heavy showers, Hawaii Island residents are being advised not to travel to the Mauna Kea summit because of high and dangerous winds:

“A high wind warning was issued for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Tuesday, with southwest winds of 40 to 60 mph and localized gusts of more than 66 mph along the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Operators of high profile vehicles should drive with caution. Travel to the Big Island summits is not advised until the winds have subsided.”

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Forecast: Heavy Showers, isolated thunderstorms to move over islands


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15821.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/366553362/forecast-heavy-showers-isolated-thunderstorms-to-move-over-islands

Reporter:  Ben Gutierrez (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC.

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Comment:

Some unpleasant weather is headed our way on Monday and Tuesday.  According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a Flash Flood Watch will take effect Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon for Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island.

Southerly winds advancing before a cold front “will draw up deep tropical moisture and heavy showers and thunderstorms.”  A High Wind Watch will be posted Monday evening, with gusts reaching 45 to 60 miles per hour.

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Flash flood warning cancelled for Maui


Hawaii News Digest, 13 October 2017, 0405 UTC, Post #15761.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/12/weather-updates/flash-flood-warning-issued-for-maui-2/

Accessed on 13 October 2017, 0405 UTC.

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Comment:

The National Weather Service has cancelled the flash flood warning for Maui.  Earlier Thursday afternoon (12 October 2017), heavy rainfall created dangerous road conditions in the West Maui Mountains and over the Haleakala Highway.  Heavy showers are expected to last through the weekend, with gradually improving conditions by Sunday afternoon.

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Oahu under flash flood warning


Hawaii News Digest, 30 August 2017, 0355 hrs, UTC, Post #15510.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/29/flood-advisory-issued-for-oahu-7/

Accessed on 30 August 2017, 0355 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood warning for the island of Oahu through 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening (29 August 2017). Weather radar has picked up heavy rainfall in the Koolau Mountains–at times exceeding 2 inches per hour. Heavy showers are also creating major driving problems during the afternoon rush hour.

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Weather settles down, steady trades continue


Hawaii News Digest, 24 August 2017, 03:50 hrs, UTC, Post #15469.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36204836/forecast-weather-settles-down-steady-trades-continue

Reporter:  Guy Hagi (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 24 August 2017, 03:50 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Weather continues to improve over the islands as the remnants of former Hurricane Kenneth pass far east of the state.  Over the next few days, Hawaii will experience drier air, less humidity, and fewer showers than normal.

Hawaii News Now’s weather forecaster, Guy Hagi, says the weather should be comfortable and pleasant through the weekend, although higher than normal surf is expected on eastern and southern shores because of former Hurricane Kenneth:

“Surf is building along east shores with the stronger trade winds and energy from former Hurricane Kenneth. A moderate boost is due into south shores this weekend.”

“Post tropical cyclone Kenneth is quickly weakening far to our east. At 11:00am, it was 1300 miles east of Hilo. There’s no other tropical storm formation expected in the East or Central Pacific in the next 48 hours. ”

“Small Craft Advisory posted for Oahu leeward coastal waters, all Maui County coastal waters, the Kaiwi, Pailolo, and Alenuihaha channels, along with coastal waters south and west of the Island of Hawaii.”

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As Fernanda passes the state, forecasters watch 3 Eastern Pacific Storms


Hawaii News Digest, 25 July 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC. Post #15362.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/07/24/weather-updates/kauai-under-flash-flood-watch-as-greg-approaches-central-pacific

Accessed on 25 July 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Heavy rain and flooding have lessened on Maui and Kauai, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fernanda pass north of the state.

Forecasters are now turning their attention to three tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific–Greg, Irwin, and Hilary.

Here’s the analysis from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida:

“Closest to the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Greg was about 1,405 miles east of South Point at 5 p.m. today, traveling west-northwest at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The forecast calls for it to enter the Central Pacific by midweek, but to dissipate into a remnant low by the weekend as it takes a southwesterly turn, hundreds of miles southwest of the Big Island.”

“Behind Greg is Tropical Storm Irwin, which was about 760 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving west-northwest at 3 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by midweek, before weakening back to a tropical storm by the weekend, and heading north far from the Central Pacific.”

“The most powerful — and farthest from Hawaii — of the three Eastern Pacific storms is Hurricane Hilary. At 5 p.m. today, Hilary was a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. It was about 290 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, heading west-northwest at 9 mph. Hilary is expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph as it moves farther away from Mexico. Hilary is forecast to weaken back to a minimal hurricane by Saturday as it continues on a northwest track, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.”

“All three storms are too far from Hawaii to know if they could eventually effect the state’s weather.”

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