by David Corrigan
Hawaii Island had a wet Saturday. Reports of heavy rain prompted a short flood advisory for leeward areas of the Big Island until noon.
By the afternoon, it was East Hawaii getting all the rain.
Things are looking up for Easter Sunday, however. From the website of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Honolulu:
Meteorologists went into greater detail on Facebook. On Saturday morning, the US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center posted radar imagery (above) showing a band of heavy showers over the Alenuiha’ha channel between Hawaii Island and Maui, and a smaller patch over the area of North Kona and Kailua Village. They also explained:
Kona residents seemed to welcome the rain on the dry side of the island today, judging by posts found on Twitter:
Rare big rain in the typically parched Kona and Kohala areas of the Big Island. Can be nothing but good. 🙂 http://t.co/tYJ3fasCQj
— HikeKauaiWithMe (@HikeKauaiWithMe) March 30, 2013
My first pic failed. It's a good old fashion rain storm from my balcony. @ kailua-kona Hawaii http://t.co/o3sXFRL2e4
— Trinidad Hunt (@TrinHunt) March 30, 2013