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Flood Advisory for Big Island, Winter Weather Advisory

Ponding at bayfront soccer fields in Hilo Saturday morning. The fields are design to flood during heavy rains. Photos and video by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

Ponding at bayfront soccer fields in Hilo Saturday morning. The fields are design to flood during heavy rains. Photos and videos by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com


Video at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo


Bayfront soccer fields in Hilo

Rain and rockslides along the Hamakua Coast

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
742 PM HST SAT MAR 7 2009

HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY-
742 PM HST SAT MAR 7 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

  • FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY
  • UNTIL 1030 PM HST
  • AT 734 PM HST…RADAR SHOWED MODERATE OCCASIONAL HEAVY RAIN OVER THE KAU DISTRICT ESEPCIALLY FROM PAHALA SOUTHWARD. ALTHOUGH THE RAIN HAS TAPERED OFF ACROSS THE PUNA AND HILO DISTRICTS…THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
  • OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PUNALUU…WOOD VALLEY…VOLCANO…PEPEEKEO…PAPAIKOU…PAHOA… PAHALA…MOUNTAIN VIEW…KEAAU…KAPOHO…HONOMU…HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK…HAWAIIAN BEACHES…HAKALAU AND GLENWOOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS…DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING.

RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING…REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BRAKING ACTION.

DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON/T DROWN.

THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 1030 PM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
339 PM HST SAT MAR 7 2009

BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- INCLUDING THE CITY OF…MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA ABOVE 8000 FEET
339 PM HST SAT MAR 7 2009

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SUNDAY…

SNOW SHOWERS AND RIME ICING ARE STILL EXPECTED ON THE SUMMITS AND UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA. SNOW ACCUMULATION SHOULD AVERAGE AN INCH OR LESS…AND ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE LESS THAN ONE QUARTER INCH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR RIME ICE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY. DRIVE CAREFULLY.

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