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Flood advisory canceled for Big Isle; Flash flood watch remains in effect

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    A composite satellite image this morning showed an area of heavy rain between kailua-Kona and Hilo on the Big Isle.

Update 9:00 a.m.

Officials at the National Weather Service canceled the flood advisory for Hawaii island.

Radar at 8:27 a.m. showed the heavy rain over the island has ended.

Update 7:30 a.m.

The flood advisory for Hawaii island has been extended through 10 a.m.

“Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding,” weather officials said

Update Monday 4:30 a.m.

Radar showed an area of heavy rain soaking an area from Kailua-Kona to Hilo this morning at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood advisory is in effect for Hawaii island until 7 a.m. today.

An earlier flash flood watch remains in effect for Maui and Hawaii island until this afternoon.

Update 3:38 p.m.

A flash flood watch that was issued for Oahu, Maui County and the Big Island has been extended until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

A flash flood advisory for the island of Oahu is still in effect until 5 p.m. today.

Update 2:35 p.m.

A flash flood advisory has been issued for the entire island of Oahu until 5 p.m. today.

Radar at 2:06 p.m. showed heavy rain moving over east Oahu and falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

More rain is expected to come from the south over the next several hours, officials said.

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A flash flood watch has been issued for all islands due to a deep tropical moisture and an unstable air mass, the National Weather Service said.

There is a potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms across the state, officials said.

The watch continues through this afternoon.

A high surf advisory is in effect for the east-facing shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m.

Surf is expected to be 5- to 8-feet high, officials said.

Also on the Big Island, a winter storm warning is in effect today and tonight for the Big Island summits, bringing more snow to Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s to lower 30s and an additional 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected today.

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  • I hope the state went out to the H-1 freeway east bound by the Waimalu exit area to clean up the drains. Yesterday during the rains the freeway was ponding so bad. I don’t know how a freeway that’s above the ground ponds. It was like a river in the left lane. The water was just flowing over the drains that seemed clogged with dirt and vegetation. Very dangerous and negligent.

  • What heavy rains in Hawaii Kai. I live in Hawaii Kai and I wouldn’t call what we’re having a heavy rain. LOL! Did you guys even bother to call someone you know in HK to find out?

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