Heavy Thunderstorms Drench Hawaii

January 1st, 2014 at 1:10 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

waterspout hawaii  car in sinkhole 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.

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