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New rain record set in Honolulu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:10 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2013

Honolulu set a new rainfall record for March 10 of 1.67 inches at the airport, beating the old record of 1.65 inches that stood since 1951, the National Weather Service reported.

Forecasters say lingering moisture and unstable conditions in the atmosphere means the threat of rain, even thunderstorms remains in the state-wide forecast.

Honolulu can expect partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies  with scattered showers. A new weather system is expected to move in over the weekend, bringing the possibility of more wet weather to the islands.

Winds will shift and become southerly ahead of the front, meaning muggy and voggy Kona weather will return on Thursday.

A high-surf advisory ended at 6 p.m. Monday for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Molokai and the north shores of Oahu and Maui as a northwest swell faded.

The rains Saturday night and Sunday prompted flood advisories for Oahu and Molokai.

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 Sunday 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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allie wrote:
we need the water
on March 11,2013 | 12:13PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
don't say "we", this is not ND.
on March 11,2013 | 12:30PM
soundofreason wrote:
The girl waits on tables. Her check has Hawaii withholding. She can be a "we".
on March 11,2013 | 06:48PM
keight wrote:
yeah... but not this kind... this kinda rain, most of it will be run off... a small percentage of it will actually be absorbed into the ground and added to our water table...
on March 11,2013 | 01:24PM
BigErn wrote:
on March 11,2013 | 07:40PM
Solfan wrote:
Surprised that the rains in March/April 2006 didn't apparently set some kind of record to which to be compared here.
on March 11,2013 | 12:22PM
tiki886 wrote:
We need more "man-made" global warming because we need the rain.
on March 11,2013 | 12:47PM
tiki886 wrote:
"Man-made" global warming is responsible for record rainfall on Honolulu and record droughts on the Big Island. You see how that works?
on March 11,2013 | 01:11PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I prefer woman-made global warming myself.
on March 11,2013 | 03:02PM
2bag_poi wrote:
with two globes?
on March 11,2013 | 07:46PM
burymeagain wrote:
"Waikiki Pier"? Really???
on March 12,2013 | 12:22PM
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