Flooding/Severe Weather in HawaiiMarch 6th, 2012 at 12:37 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click image (from KHNL) to enlarge. More pictures here. A rare Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for parts of Hawaii. Here’s Hawaii Radar. Heavy rains have caused considerable flooding. Just look through these pictures. Schools were closed. Roads were closed. Look at the washout here. Landslides closed several roads. At least a dozen families were evaculated on Kauai. A couple of dogs were rescued from the flood. There was a Brown Water Advisory for the island of Oahu (that doesn’t sound good), and there was a significant sewage spill at Kaneohe. The Flood Advisory has been extended for Maui. The clean-up continues on Oahu. Look at some of these rainfall totals! Hanalei (wasn’t that were Puff the Magic Dragon lived?) had 15.02″ in 24-hours, Wainiha had 14.67″ in 24-hours! Lihue had 6.16″ of rain with heavy rain continuing and Honolulu was soaked with 1.98″. There were 3-day rainfall totals up to 27″!! Waterspouts were spotted off Kahului. Gale Warnings remain in effect with waves up to 20 feet. Snow blanketed the highest peaks on the island of Hawaii again. Here’s current conditions in Hawaii.