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Flash Flood Watch, high surf advisory issued for Big Island, summit road closed due to snow

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NWS Enhanced Radar Mosaic Loop

NWS Enhanced Radar Mosaic Loop. Colored areas on map show rainfall detected by radar.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the Big Island effective today through 6 a.m. Sunday (May 5).

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that may leads to flash flooding. There is a potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Due to the flash flood watch the following are issued:

  • Residents in flood prone areas as asked to be prepared for and be on the lookout for flood conditions.
  • Motorists should drive with caution and be on the alert for ponding and debris on the roadways.
  • Be aware that road closures can occur without warning.
Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for Kona, Ka‘u along with North and East shores of the Big Island from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday (June 6).

Surf is forecast in the six to eight foot range making for rip currents and erosion in affected areas.

The Mauna Kea summit access road is closed above the Visitor Information Station due to snow on all roadways as of Saturday afternoon.

For more information on summit road conditions visit: http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/road-conditions/

One Response to “Flash Flood Watch, high surf advisory issued for Big Island, summit road closed due to snow”

  1. Bryan says:

    You would almost think its still winter.

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