Heavy Thunderstorms Drench HawaiiJanuary 1st, 2014 at 1:10 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Thunderstorms produced hail, strong winds, significant flooding and at least one waterspout on the Big Island of Hawaii. Check out these incredible rainfall totals. A car fell into a large sinkhole (see pic.). The Honolulu NWS reports: “Big Island CoCoRaHS observer at Ookala reported a 48 hour total this morning (12/31) at 7 am of 29.46 inches!!! The recorded amounts were: 12/30=11.72in and 12/31=17.74in. Haven’t heard from Honomu yet today but it was pretty close yesterday at 11.35in.” The roof of a home in Hilo blew off Monday evening, leaving one person with minor injuries and a family without aplace to stay. The portion of roof measured 30×30 feet. It flew about 250 feet away into another lot down the street, fire officials say. The storm system produced some gnarly surf. Pics. from www.hawaiinewsnow.com Finally, a happy holiday tune from Hawaii.