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Weather advisories lifted after three days of scattered storms

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 11:54 p.m. HST, Oct 15, 2013


The unsettled weather pattern that brought thundershowers, hail, and even funnel clouds to the islands over the last three days appears to be weakening, but the chance of afternoon showers remains for Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters say.

A National Weather Service flash flood watch for the state expired about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, and a flood advisory for Lanai was also lifted, leaving no weather warnings for the islands for the first time since the weekend.

But for the third straight day, isolated afternoon downpours were reported on several islands today. On Oahu, a funnel cloud was spotted over Kunia at 4:20 p.m.

On Sunday, Monday and today, the weather service warned that conditions were favorable for the development of possible funnel clouds over Oahu through 4 p.m.

An unstable air mass, light winds and daytime heating combined to make conditions right for afternoon thunderstorms, forecasters said.

The forecast for the rest of the week, according to the weather service, calls for weak tradewinds Wednesday and Thursday. "Pop-up showers, some briefly heavy, along with increased cloud cover will occur each afternoon as sea breezes kick in, while thunderstorm chances will be borderline," forecasters said.

They warn that there is a chance that the state may see a return of more unsettled weather by Friday and into the weekend.

On Monday, heavy rain over central and southwest Oahu started just before noon, with rain rates as high as 3 inches an hour. Lifeguards reported a water spout off Tracks beach in Nanakuli at about 12:40 p.m.; The weather service said quarter-inch hail was reported in Mililani, and flooded roads were reported throughout Central and Leeward Oahu.





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localguy wrote:
Looks like somebody got a new toy for their birthday, a Ouija board. One day pouring rain is forecast, hours later no. Now another huge storm coming. Really? You get it wrong more than right.
on October 14,2013 | 11:26AM
ezridah wrote:
lol...they might flip a coin on some days
on October 14,2013 | 12:27PM
mikethenovice wrote:
The Democrats and Republicans have the coin now. The weatherman will have to use the dartboard for now.
on October 15,2013 | 07:40AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Ouiji board? what? it's called a "forecast" for a reason buddy. And besides, they've been saying this weather system is "unstable" meaning prone to frequent, quick, significant changes. Take a chill pill.
on October 14,2013 | 02:46PM
allie wrote:
No rain in town!
on October 14,2013 | 11:50AM
Kealii wrote:
Scary!
on October 14,2013 | 01:47PM
allie wrote:
giggle..very!
on October 14,2013 | 03:49PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
allie's pizza gonna be SOGGY
on October 14,2013 | 03:53PM
allie wrote:
yes! but the guys keep coming
on October 14,2013 | 04:30PM
richierich wrote:
She didn't just say what I think she did, did she?
on October 14,2013 | 04:51PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
yikes! yes, she did.
on October 14,2013 | 07:22PM
mikethenovice wrote:
You Tube that please.
on October 15,2013 | 07:42AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
WHERE is this pizza joint, and WHAT guys keep, um, visiting.
on October 15,2013 | 01:52PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Yikes says allie.
on October 15,2013 | 07:41AM
mikethenovice wrote:
No wash your car then. Just kidding!
on October 15,2013 | 07:41AM
Morimoto wrote:
I wonder exactly where this forecast is for because whenever they predict heavy rain I almost never see it in downtown Honolulu. Right now it's dry, hot, and sunny just like it is 340 days of the year here. The only reason I watch the weather foreccasts in Hawaii is to see how wrong they usually are.
on October 14,2013 | 12:17PM
lookup wrote:
the article says 4 miles north of Makakilo...so as usual the worst is going to hit central to windward side. Do you like in Hawaii or have you ever? You don't seem to understand anything about our weather patterns.
on October 14,2013 | 12:32PM
Morimoto wrote:
Yes I live in Hawaii. I'm in downtown right now. I'm just saying whenever I see these forecasts for heavy rain I almost never see it in downtown. Must all be on the windward side or near the mountains. Downtown is usually bone dry.
on October 14,2013 | 12:59PM
allie wrote:
I can see morimoto but not any real rain
on October 14,2013 | 03:50PM
Morimoto wrote:
And I can see allie but not any real woman.
on October 14,2013 | 04:10PM
allie wrote:
hey!
on October 14,2013 | 04:30PM
mikethenovice wrote:
yikes!
on October 15,2013 | 07:42AM
mikethenovice wrote:
he-she
on October 15,2013 | 07:42AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Four miles north of Makakilo? Would be easier to say Mililani or Waipio.
on October 14,2013 | 01:49PM
BigOpu wrote:
lol, I was just thinking...Makakilo Mauka?
on October 14,2013 | 02:10PM
mikethenovice wrote:
What's the Zip Code?
on October 15,2013 | 07:44AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Have to sound technical to substantiate the college cost.
on October 15,2013 | 07:44AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Senior citizens need to stay off the roads and the Internet. Lol.
on October 14,2013 | 01:04PM
SteveToo wrote:
LOL I'm 70 and can do both! Right now Wai`anae is Dry. Lualualei and Nanakuli getting pounded by the sounds and dark clouds.
on October 14,2013 | 01:19PM
mikethenovice wrote:
70 in dog and cat years?
on October 15,2013 | 07:45AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Stay of the sidewalk as well.
on October 15,2013 | 07:45AM
allie wrote:
agree
on October 14,2013 | 03:50PM
mikethenovice wrote:
yikes
on October 15,2013 | 07:45AM
hanoz808 wrote:
im in town and my husband is in kapolei, and he said there is super loud thunder but all the clouds are in makakilo. he also said the clouds are forming really weird and all the animals in th neighborhood are going crazy
on October 14,2013 | 12:21PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Probably because the last time the animals in Kapolei saw any rain was about the time Noah was measuring out his big boat.
on October 14,2013 | 12:55PM
hanoz808 wrote:
LOL, so true!
on October 14,2013 | 12:57PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Must be the animals who don't use their turn signals?
on October 15,2013 | 07:46AM
mikethenovice wrote:
The next Great Flood will happen when the Republicans get into the top office.
on October 15,2013 | 06:58PM
Kealii wrote:
Yep, I just saw a bunch of chickens flying in spiraling circles. Weird.
on October 14,2013 | 01:47PM
mikethenovice wrote:
clock wise or counter clock wise?
on October 15,2013 | 07:47AM
mikethenovice wrote:
What animals? Democrats or Republicans?
on October 15,2013 | 07:46AM
gobows wrote:
pouring in pearl city
on October 14,2013 | 02:31PM
allie wrote:
nothing in town
on October 14,2013 | 03:49PM
mikethenovice wrote:
nothing in my head too
on October 15,2013 | 07:47AM
clum56 wrote:
I'd take thunderstorms(rain etc)than Blizzards(winter)and destructive Tornado's and our severe Thunderstorms that usually have winds up to 30-40mph and hail up to quarter size during the summer months......Lucky you live HAWAII.
on October 15,2013 | 02:16AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Let's see if the weatherman is right or I will be carry an umbrella for nothing, and looking like a fool.
on October 15,2013 | 07:39AM
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