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Flood Advisory for Hamakua and East Hawaii Saturday, February 23, 2019. NWS Map

Flood Advisory issued for Hawaii Island Saturday (Feb 23)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 7 p.m. At 4:06 p.m. HST, weather radar indicated heavy rain near Kamuela, with a rainfall rate of up to an inch an hour. Spotty heavy rain is also occurring along the Hamakua coast near […]

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Flash Flood Watch continues for Hawaii Island

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Watch message for 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch for the Hawaii Island continues through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning and may be extended. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding.

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Multiple weather advisories for Hawaii Island

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Hawaii Island through Tuesday afternoon (Feb 19). A band of deep moisture will move over the eastern half of the state and stall through Tuesday. Convective showers within this band will likely trigger heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over Hawaii Island and Maui County.

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High Surf Warning for Hawaii Island Saturday (Feb 16)

This is a Civil Defense High Surf Warning message for 8 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019. The National Weather Service continues the High Surf Warning for north and east facing shores of the Big Island through Saturday evening. A High Surf Warning is issued when very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents […]

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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

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Update: Flash Flood Advisory, for North Kohala, Puna and Hilo Thursday evening (Feb 14)

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Warning message for 7 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island, currently areas in lower Puna are receiving heavy rains. Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued:

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High Surf Warning, Winter Storm Warning and Flood Watch for Hawaii Island Thursday (Feb 14)

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for east facing shores and High Surf Advisory for North facing shores remains in effect.  A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and […]

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High Surf Warning for East facing shores of Hawaii Island continues Wednesday (Feb 13)

A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. Surf has been impacting the eastern shores and will continue through Thursday. The highest threat for coastal impacts will coincide with the high tide, which occurs at 12 midnight Wednesday night.

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High Surf Advisory and High Wind Warning in effect for Hawaii Island Tuesday (Feb 12)

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for a large Northeast swell to impact Hawaii Island from Upolu Point to Cape Kumukahi. Additionally a High Surf Advisory has been issued for North facing shores.

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Partial lane closure of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Kalōpā as crews to replace 15 poles damaged by the storm

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kalōpā between mile marker 38 and 39 on Tuesday, Feb. 12. One lane will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to allow crews to replace 15 damaged transmission poles and lines that were downed by gusty winds and […]

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Hawaii Electric Light power restoration update for Monday (Feb 11)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews are working to restore electric service to customers impacted by last weekend’s winter storm. Gusty winds and fallen trees downed power poles and lines, causing power interruptions primarily in north and east Hawai‘i.

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Schools in Honokaa and some roadways closed due to storm effects Monday (Feb 11)

Due to power outage The Department of Education reports that Honokaa High School, Honokaa Middle School, and Honokaa Elementary School will be closed today. All of the greater Honokaa area is without power due to trees bringing down the power lines. Parks and Recreation will keep all beach parks and camping grounds closed until further […]

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State DLNR continues to monitor the effects of the powerful winter storm

Personnel from numerous DLNR Divisions continue monitoring the impacts of the major winter storm bearing down on Hawaii. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case and Sam Lemmo administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands spent the day on Oahu’s north shore where there is particular concern about coastal erosion and wave inundation. They watched […]

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Hawaii Island HELCO customers asked to conserve power Sunday night (Feb 10)

Hawai‘i Electric Light is asking Hawai‘i Island customers to conserve electricity use this evening. Crews are working to restore transmission lines that supply power from independent power producers Hamakua Energy Partners and Hawi Renewable Development to the electric grid.

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