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Skies clear, but rain threat remains

A high surf advisory remains in effect for north shores

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:51 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2013

Skies should start clearing, but the potential for rain, even thunderstorms remains as the remnants of a weather system that passed through the islands Sunday linger of the state, National Weather Service forecasts said. Hawaii island summits may even see some snow tonight.

A winter weather advisory and a wind advisory are in effect for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through Tuesday morning. Forecasters say if thunderstorms develop over Hawaii island, they could drop snow over the summits.

Forecasts expect weak trade winds for the rest of the week before another weather system approaches the state, when we may see widespread showers over the weekend.

A high-surf advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. today for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Molokai and the north shores of Oahu and Maui, where wave heights could reach 20 feet.

Forecasters predict strong breaking waves and shorebreak, as well as strong along-shore and rip currents that could make swimming difficult and dangerous.

The weather service issued flood advisories Sunday after heavy rain fell at a rate of 2 inches per hour early in the morning.

In the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Sunday, 3.6 inches fell at Honouliuli and Waihee; about 3.4 inches fell on Ahuimanu; and nearly 3 inches was recorded at Kalaeloa.

The rainy weather may have contributed to a landslide that closed one westbound lane of Mokapu Boulevard in Kailua late this afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Also Sunday, the state Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch issued a brown-water advisory for Oahu after heavy rains resulted in storm-water runoff entering coastal waters.

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niimi wrote:
we need the rain
on March 9,2013 | 09:14PM
allie wrote:
very much so
on March 10,2013 | 12:30PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 10,2013 | 09:15PM
SORH wrote:
Ummm, no, we cannot.
on March 11,2013 | 06:38AM
dlum003 wrote:
Just dodged a bunch of panic stricken drivers on the westbound H1 in Aiea about 945pm. PEOPLE, don't panic!!!! It's rain, if you freak out and slam on your brakes and change lanes without signaling, you make things ten times more hazardous! Just maintain your speed and stay in your lane for Chr*st's sake, unbelievable.
on March 9,2013 | 09:29PM
sarahm808 wrote:
You're absolutely right. We dropped our speed to 30 mph, not exceeding 35, and stayed in one lane until reaching better conditions several miles further down the H-1 by the Sears Distribution Center. Cool head, main thing. And, DON'T RUSH!
on March 10,2013 | 01:23AM
olos73 wrote:
Maintain your speed, stay at a safe distance behind car in front of you, signal if you plan to change lanes. They want to rush cuz they want to get home.
on March 10,2013 | 12:31PM
Waterman2 wrote:
No rush, just good fun going fast. And lane surfing ! So cool.
on March 10,2013 | 08:03AM
realist3463 wrote:
And the weather channel shows sunny with zero percent chance of rain. The weather guessers here need an Indian (native american) weather rock. You suspend a fairly heavy rock from a logging chain and if the rock is white it is snowing, if the rock is wet it is raining, and if the rock is off to one side instead of straight up and down it is windy. They find this method to be almost 100% correct.
on March 10,2013 | 09:55AM
psimmons wrote:
That is TOO FUNNY! I can't stop laughing.
on March 10,2013 | 10:49AM
allie wrote:
on March 10,2013 | 12:30PM
808comp wrote:
Man, send some rain to Big Island.especially on the West side.
on March 10,2013 | 03:36PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Not to worry, darlin'. It's heading your way.
on March 10,2013 | 05:31PM
808comp wrote:
Neva get here yet. Tell you what, we will exchange the Vog for the rain.
on March 11,2013 | 10:40AM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 10,2013 | 09:14PM
loquaciousone wrote:
What about the Jips and pekos?
on March 11,2013 | 07:17AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
This won't scare them away. They made their reservations a year in advance. They have to and will come no matter what the weather is.
on March 11,2013 | 11:20AM
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