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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: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:58pm HST

Flash Flood Watch

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Effective: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:58pm to Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Alert:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL ISLANDS THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.A strong upper-level trough near Kauai will combine with abundant low-level moisture associated with a surface trough to bring widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* All Hawaiian Islands.

* Through Monday afternoon.

* Abundant low level moisture will combine with a strong disturbance aloft to bring widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms.

* Rapidly developing and slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact both windward and leeward areas. Many areas are already saturated, and any additional rainfall will quickly lead to flash flooding.
Description:

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

Instruction:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a dangerous situation. Please monitor 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.

** END NOTIFICATION ***

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Alert Identifier: 7628
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii