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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5).

A shortwave trough will pull a deep area of moisture and will be creating unstable conditions across the Big Island. This will potentially create heavy flooding rainfall and thunderstorms.

Flash flood watch for Big Island as thunderstorms are forecast

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5). A shortwave trough will pull a deep area of moisture and will be creating unstable conditions across the Big Island. This will potentially create heavy flooding rainfall and thunderstorms.

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Webcam image on Mauna Kea summit area 4:30 p.m. HST Tuesday, (March 3). Image courtesy of UH-Hilo

Winter storm warning for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Big Island summits above 12,000 feet until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for the Big Island until 7:15 p.m. Sunday (March 1).

At 5 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain continuing across the Big Island. The latest radar imagery shows the heaviest showers over Kohala and Kona but heavy showers have also been reported on the windward side and interior areas.

Flood advisory issued for Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for the Big Island until 7:15 p.m. Sunday (March 1). At 5 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain continuing across the Big Island. The latest radar imagery shows the heaviest showers over Kohala and Kona but heavy showers have also been reported on the […]

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Mauna Kea summit area at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Wind advisory issued for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Sunday (March 1). Winds on Big Island summits are coming from the west at 30-50 mph with localized gusts to 60 mph. The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb 28).

At 4:54 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain seven miles west of Pahala or about 39 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the advisory area include, but are not limited to, Wood Valley, Naalehu and Pahala.

Flood advisory issued for Big Island Saturday (Feb 28)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb 28). At 4:54 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain seven miles west of Pahala or about 39 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory area […]

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Mauna Kea summit area at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12,500 feet until 6 a.m. Monday (March 2). Snowfall up to three inches and freezing fog is forecast for the summits. Winds are coming from the southwest at 10-15 mph with temperatures in the upper 20s. […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26).

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-8 foot range.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don't go out.

High surf advisory for west facing shores of the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26). Surf is forecast to be in the 6-8 foot range. Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 11:15 p.m. this evening (Feb 21).

At 8:01 p.m. weather radar showed numerous showers moving across the Hilo and Puna districts. Rain gages at Hilo International Airport and Pahoa were measuring rates of 1-2 inches per hour. Additional showers will likely affect the same areas for the remainder of the evening.

Flood advisory issued due to heavy rains in Puna and Hilo districts

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 11:15 p.m. this evening (Feb 21). At 8:01 p.m. weather radar showed numerous showers moving across the Hilo and Puna districts. Rain gages at Hilo International Airport and Pahoa were measuring rates of 1-2 inches per hour. Additional showers […]

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A high surf advisory is in effect for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb 21).

Surf is 6-10 feet across west facing shores of the Big Island in Kona and Kohala.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

High surf advisory issued for Kona and Kohala

A high surf advisory is in effect for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb 21). Surf is 6-10 feet across west facing shores of the Big Island in Kona and Kohala. Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult […]

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High wind warning for Big Island summits with gusts over 80 mph

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning until 6 p.m. Saturday for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Winds are coming from the west at 35-60 mph with localized gusts over 80 mph on summit areas obve 11,000 feet in elevation.

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Although all major highways and roadways are cleared and open, some subdivision roads may still have downed trees and power lines. HELCO and public works crews are working to restore power and to clear all major roadways. The public is reminded to treat all downed power lines as energized and to report power outages and downed lines to HELCO at 969-6666.

Wind advisory and road closures update for Sunday (Feb 15)

Although all major highways and roadways are cleared and open, some subdivision roads may still have downed trees and power lines. HELCO and public works crews are working to restore power and to clear all major roadways. The public is reminded to treat all downed power lines as energized and to report power outages and […]

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The High Wind Warning for Big Island summits remains in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Feb 15). A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening (Feb 14) for Kona, Ka‘u, Hamakua, East Hawaii and interior portions of the Big Island. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for west and south facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Sunday (Feb 15).

High wind warning and advisories for the Big Island continue

The High Wind Warning for Big Island summits remains in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Feb 15). A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening (Feb 14) for Kona, Ka‘u, Hamakua, East Hawaii and interior portions of the Big Island. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for west and south facing […]

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