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Kona Coast Flood Advisory for January 9th, 2021

Notice Level: Urgent

A Flood Advisory has been issued for the district of North Kona through Saturday evening (January 9th). A Special Marine Warning has also been issued for waters surrounding Hawaii Island.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...

The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* Until 1130 PM HST.

* At 817 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over leeward Big Island,

with the heaviest rain falling west of a line from Kona Village

Resort to Keauhou. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per

hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be


* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to...

Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Kalaoa, Holualoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou,

Honalo, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Honaunau and Kona International



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 1130 PM HST if flooding


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Alenuihaha Channel...
  Big Island Leeward Waters...
  Big Island Windward Waters...
  Maui County Windward Waters...

* Until 1000 PM HST.

* At 806 PM HST, strong thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Nahiku to 32 nm south of FAD Buoy JJ, moving
  south at 10 knots.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts 34 knots or greater and small hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and
           suddenly higher waves.

* Locations impacted include...
  FAD Buoy HS, FAD Buoy HO, FAD Buoy OT, Upolu Point, FAD Buoy C, FAD
  Buoy F, FAD Buoy M and Keahole Point.


Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until these storms pass.
Wind gusts 34 knots or greater, small hail, high waves, dangerous
lightning, and heavy rain are possible with these storms.

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