Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of South Kohala, Hamakua, North and South Hilo, and Puna until 5:15 pm Tuesday evening (March 31st). Moderate to heavy showers have been reported from Waiki'i to Volcano. (See Post for further details).
Numerous reports from residents in the Waikoloa Village area reported a handful of funnel cloud formations have been seen in the area, however, none of which had touched ground to become a tornado. No tornado watches or warnings have been issued and also no reports of damage related to the sightings.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 515 PM HST. * At 225 PM HST, radar indicated areas of moderate to heavy rain developing over several areas on the Big Island, with the heaviest rain affecting upslope areas of the Kohala district between Kamuela and Pohakuloa. Additional showers are expected to increase in coverage and intensity over the Puna district through mid- afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Ninole, Volcano, Waipio Valley, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Papaikou, Kamuela, and Waikii. 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 515 PM HST if heavy rain persists.