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Hawaii remains under flash flood watch through this afternoon

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:17 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2013

A flash flood watch remains in effect for all of the Hawaiian islands through this afternoon, the National Weather Service says.

Unstable atmospheric conditions are combining with a southeast flow, bringing in lots of moisture to pave the way for conditions that could lead to flash flooding, weather officials said.

Residents and visitors are warned to avoid camping or hiking near streams and low-lying areas.

A surface ridge will remain over the islands through Sunday, bringing light southeast winds, muggy conditions and volcanic haze. A trough aloft will allow for a slight chance of thunderstorms through Sunday. 

The atmosphere will become more stable early next week as the trough aloft moves away to the northeast, the weather service says. A high building northeast of the area will bring light trade winds Monday and locally breezy trades by late next week.

The flood advisory for Maui was upgraded into a flash flood warning until 2:45 a.m.

The weather service said radar was showing heavy rain at Kipahula and Hamoa.

Hana and Kaupo were included in the advisory.

The weather service urged people on Maui to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and other low-lying areas probe to flooding.

The weather service also has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii island until at least 2:15 a.m.

At 11:06 p.m., radar showed heavy rain near Pahoa. The advisory includes Mountain View, Keaau, Kapoho, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Beaches and Glenwood.

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palani wrote:
Light winds and sunny skies in Laie as a result of this Kona low. I'll have some more, please.
on October 26,2013 | 10:55AM
Wait for it!
on October 26,2013 | 12:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Experience shows that These weather guys are rarely if ever right. weather forecasting is far from an exact science, they are more bookies laying odds than they are scientists.
on October 26,2013 | 04:46PM
Kealii wrote:
Really? This has got to be the WORST forecast ever! Bright, clear skies and a sun hotter than hell! I can guaran-damn-tee that I could do a better job forecasting the weather just by sticking my head out the window and looking at the sky. Of course, then I'd be over-qualified sooooo ... ohh I get it now.
on October 26,2013 | 05:56PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Seems as if these flash flood warning apply only to the people who live in the mountain area?
on October 27,2013 | 01:20AM
Slow wrote:
Great. First Obamacare, now thunderstorms. Exactly like the fall of the Roman empire...or the roamin' umpire. Go Bows!
on October 27,2013 | 07:36AM
Jmhata wrote:
Flash flooding expect more flooding along freeways and highways as work on them make contractors put drain buddies on drains to prevent water from draining!
on October 29,2013 | 08:16AM
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