Hawaii Island Weather Update for July 9th, 2019
Flood Advisory has been issued for North Kona and South Kohala Districts. Moderate to Heavy showers have been reported in the Pu'uwa'awa'a and Pu'uanahulu areas in North Kona.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 500 PM HST. * At 158 PM HST, radar indicated slow-moving heavy showers near Waikii. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Puuanahulu, and Mamalahoa Highway between Daniel Inouye Highway and Waikoloa. 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.
Update from the Hawaii Police Department (HPD):
- As of 2:30 pm Tuesday: HPD reports no road closures at this time and ask the public to drive with caution on the roadways. Road Closures can happen without notice.
As moisture associated with the remnant of Barbara moves away from the area, a more typical trade wind weather pattern will resume, and humidity will diminish somewhat. The light to moderate trade winds will deliver clouds and a few brief showers to windward areas through the week. There is some potential for an increase in moisture to fuel showers near Kauai on Saturday, and near the Big Island late in the weekend.