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Flood advisory lifted, but more rain could fall through Sunday

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 05:57 p.m. HST, Aug 10, 2013


The remnants of former Tropical Cyclone Gil brought nearly constant rains to the Koolaus overnight and this morning and National Weather Service forecasters say the wet weather could stick around through Sunday morning in windward and mauka areas.

The rains prompted a brief flood advisory for Oahu this morning, until the showers eased.

The forecast for Honolulu calls for a 50 percent chance of rain through Sunday, with northeast trade winds of 10 to15 mph returning Sunday night.

The Windward Oahu forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain tonight.

In the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. , the mountains above Moanalua recorded more than 6.9 inches of rain,  about 6.8 inches fell in the Oahu Forest National Wildlife Reserve in the northern Koolau mountains and nearly 6.5 inches fell at the Olomana Fire Station and Maunawili.

Other areas receiving more than 5 inches on Oahu were Punaluu, Kahana, Waiahole, and the Wilson and Halawa tunnels.

Gil, now a mass of wet and unstable air, is expected to clear the state by Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Henriette is slowly weakening and is expected to pass too far south of Hawaii to have much impact on our weather.

The storm is bringing some surf to east shores and may cause an increase in trade winds, but is not expected to bring much rain when it passes Sunday and Monday.

Henriette was about 460 miles east-southeast of Hilo at 5 p.m.,  with winds of 40 mph, down from 50 mph this morning. It's expected to become a tropical depression on Sunday.

Gil's remnants also brought rain to the windward sides of Maui and Hawaii island, but Oahu got most of the rain. The edge of the storm reached Kauai earlier this morning.

About 6.9 inches fell on Puu Kukui on Maui. Kepuni got a little less than 2.9 inches and the Kaupo Gap received 2.3 inches by 11 a.m.

On the Big Island, a little more than 3 inches fell at Piihonua nearly 2.9 inches was recorded at Waiakea Uka and Mountain View received 2.5 inches.






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