Notice Level: Urgent
Flood Advisory for the districts of North & South Kohala and North Kona Districts in now in effect until 6:30 pm Monday evening.
No Road Closures are in effect at this time and could happen without notice. One of our HIRSC moderators reported poor driving conditions on Highway 190 (or Mamalahoa Hwy between Pu'uanahulu and Waimea Airport. At times traffic was moving at speeds of 35 to 40 mph due to poor visibility.
Moderate to Heavy Runoff was also reported in the Waikoloa Village area and parts of Highway 190 between Waikoloa Road to Waimea and also on Old Saddle Road from Highway 190 junction to Daniel K. Inouye Hwy.
Reports of thunder and lightning were also reported in the Waiki'i, Pohakuloa, and Saddle regions.
Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until through tonight.
Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 630 PM HST. * At 330 PM HST, radar indicated slow-moving thunderstorms over leeward and interior portions of the Big Island. Heaviest rain was between Pohakuloa and Kamuela, and between Waikoloa and leeward Kohala, where rainfall rates greater than 2 inches are occurring. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Pohakuloa Camp, Kamuela, Waikii, Waikoloa Village, and Kohala Ranch. 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 630 PM HST if heavy rain persists. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through tonight.