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Flash flood watch in effect, summit road closed

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION…UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
700 AM HST TUE MAR 17 2009

.SYNOPSIS…
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SOME UNSETTLE WEATHER TO THE 50TH STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE BIG ISLAND EXPECTED TO GET MOST OF THE HEAVY WEATHER. LIGHT WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY…WITH A RETURN TO TRADE WINDS EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
334 AM HST TUE MAR 17 2009

KONA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-KOHALA-BIG ISLAND INTERIOR-
334 AM HST TUE MAR 17 2009

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM HST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE BIG ISLAND.

* FROM 8 AM HST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN TO THE BIG ISLAND TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

NOAA Weather Radio
Station KBA99 Serving Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and part of the Big Island on 162.550 & 162.400 MHz
Station WWG27 Serving parts of the Big Island on 162.550 MHz

Big Island Forecast via Telephone
Hilo and vicinity Forecast (808) 935-8555
Big Island Forecast (808) 961-5582
Big Island Marine Forecast (808) 935-9883

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MAUNA KEA SUMMIT ROAD CONDITIONS

Road/Snow Information from MK Rangers and Support Group
Road status: Closed
Comments: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – 06:49 a.m.

The Summit Access Road is closed this morning due to snow on the summit pavement. There was no snow overnight, but it has been snowing this morning. The forecast predicts a good chance for more snow today and tomorrow. It is likely the roads will remain closed for the next few days, and especially in the mornings.

Check the Mauna Kea Weather Center for forecasts and current conditions.
Public road conditions and snow report message: (808) 935-6268

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