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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:17pm HST

Flash Flood Watch

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Effective: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:00am to Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Alert:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR KAUAI COUNTY AND OAHU THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.Low pressure will approach the islands from the northwest, bringing an increasing threat of heavy rain to the smaller islands during the next couple of days.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui and Molokai.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon

* An area of low pressure will approach the islands from the northwest, spreading showers...a few with heavy rains... throughout the county on Wednesday.

* Conditions will become increasingly conducive for the development of heavy showers and possibly thunderstorms. The showers will affect urban and leeward areas as well as lower elevations, which are more susceptible to flooding problems.
Description:

A Flash Flood Watch means heavy rain leading to flash flooding is possible.

Warning Instruction:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.

If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.

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Alert Identifier: 7537
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