HILO, Hawaii – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 2:45 p.m. HST, as thunder rolls over East Hawaii.
At 11:42 a.m. HST, meteorologists say the radar showed heavy showers and thunderstorms along windward slopes of Hawaii Island from Hakalau to Hawi. Stream gauges in Waipio Valley were also showing rises in water levels due to runoff.
Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Upolu Airport, Honokaa, Waimea, and Ookala.
The National Weather Service offered these precautionary/preparedness actions:
Meanwhile, the Big Island’s summit areas remain free of snow. Yesterday, no sooner did our report on the early morning dusting on Mauna Kea go viral than the snow melted away after a break in the clouds. The Mauna Kea Access Road remains open and webcams on the summit show clear conditions.