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Flood advisory, flash flood watch canceled for all islands

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                                A satellite image shows areas of wind and moisture heading west of Hawaii this morning.

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

    A satellite image shows areas of wind and moisture heading west of Hawaii this morning.

UPDATE: 7 a.m.

Nearly all weather watches and advisories have been canceled as the remnants of storm Linda move west of the islands.

Only small craft advisories for most Hawaii waters remain in effect.

The advisories for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, Hawaii island’s southeast waters, Alenuihaha Channel and Hawaii island’s leeward waters remain in effect through Wednesday at 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Oahu’s windward and leeward waters, Kaiwi Channel, Maui County’s windward and leeward waters and Kauai’s northwest, windward and leeward waters, as well as Kauai Channel, are under a small craft advisory through 6 p.m. today.

Affected areas can expect to see winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 7 to 10 feet, according to the NWS.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

Monday, 8:05 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood advisory for the island of Oahu until 10:15 p.m.

Forecasters said just before 8 p.m. tonight, radar indicated heavy rain continuing over portions of Oahu, with the highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over the windward slopes of the Koolau from Kaaawa to Waikane.

Rainfall over the rest of the Koolau has eased, but stream levels remain elevated.

Locations that could experience flooding include Honolulu, Waipio, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Waiahole, Waikane, Kaneohe, Aiea, Halawa, Moanalua, Kalihi, Salt Lake, Pearl City, Kaneohe Marine Base, Maunawili, Kaaawa, Manoa, Kailua, Palolo and Punaluu.

In addition, the NWS has canceled the flood advisory for the Big Island as of 8 p.m. tonight.

5:40 p.m.

The flood advisory for Oahu has been extended until 8:15 p.m.

4 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for Hawaii island another three hours to 6:45 p.m. today.

At 3:35 p.m., radar indicated moderate to heavy rainfall over portions of the South Kohala, North Kona, and Hamakua districts of Hawaii island. The highest rain rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour was detected near Waikoloa Village.

Some of the heavy rainfall was also found over the western end of the Mana Road burn scar area near Waikoloa Road junction. Officials said heavy rainfall is expected to ease around sunset.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Puuanahulu, Pohakuloa Training Area, Pohakuloa Camp, Puako, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Kohala Ranch, Waikii, Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani and Kona International Airport.

2:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the island of Oahu, effective until 5:15 p.m.

At 2:10 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over southeast Oahu, with the most intense area of rainfall along the Koolau Range from Waiahole to Waimanalo. Rain was falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in these areas.

Additional rainfall is expected to move on shore from the northeast over the next several hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Honolulu, Waipio, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Waiahole, Waikane, Kaneohe, Aiea, Halawa, Moanalua, Kalihi, Salt Lake, Pearl City, Kaneohe Marine Base, Maunawili, Kaaawa, Manoa, Kailua, Palolo and Punaluu.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 5:15 p.m. if flooding persists. A flash flood watch is also in effect for Oahu until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

A flood advisory for the island of Molokai is also in effect through 4:45 p.m.

At 1:43 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over east Molokai near Puuohoku Ranch and over Halawa Valley. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour and is expected to spread westward over the next several hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kamalo, Kalaupapa National Park, Ualapue, Kawela, Pukoo, Halawa Valley, and Kualapuu.

1 p.m.

Moderate to heavy rainfall over portions of Hawaii island and Maui has prompted flood advisories for those islands.

The flood advisory for Hawaii island is in effect through 3:45 p.m. today. Rain up to 1 to 2 inches per hour was observed along the old Saddle Road near Waikii and near Kalaoa, according to the National Weather Service.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Puuanahulu, Pohakuloa Training

Area, Pohakuloa Camp, Puako, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Kohala Ranch, Waikii, Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani and Kona International Airport.

The flood advisory for the island of Maui is in effect through 2:15 p.m. today.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kaupo, Kipahulu, Keokea and Haleakala National Park, according to the NWS.

Visitors and residents are advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

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A flash flood watch for all of the Hawaiian Islands remains in effect through late tonight.

The National Weather Service said a region of low pressure with gale winds — remnants of former Tropical Cyclone Linda — is moving toward the islands this morning. The unstable conditions are expected to bring showers, heavy at times, for all islands.

Flood-prone roads and low-lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas in particular may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff, the NWS said.

A wind advisory also remains in effect for Kauai and Niihau through Tuesday at 6 a.m.

Forecasters expect northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts up to 50 mph. “Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles,” the NWS said in a bulletin.

A high surf advisory is also in effect through 6 p.m. The advisory covers the east shores of Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.

Waves up to 7 to 12 feet are expected on affected shores.

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