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UPDATE: New Flood Advisory Issued, This One for Ka`u

March 21, 2014, 11:52 AM HST
* Updated March 21, 1:56 PM
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***Updated 1:57 p.m.***

The National Weather Service issued a second flood advisory for the Big Island today, this time for parts of Ka`u.

The latest advisory, issued at 1:40 p.m., focused on the area of Wood Valley near Pahala, where radar was showing rainfall of 1-2 inches per hour.

The latest advisory is to be in effect until at least 4:30 p.m.

Posted 11:52 a.m.

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A flood advisory has been issued for parts of the Big Island because of heavy rain from Hawi to Laupahoehoe.

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The 37-mile area of heavy showers which began early this morning was nearly stationary, the National Weather Service said.

The flood advisory was to be in effect until at least 1 p.m.

Forecasters said thundershowers were also a possibility for the Big Island this afternoon.

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Between 5 and 11 a.m. this morning, weather service gauges recorded 1.82 inches of rain at Laupahoehoe, 1.49 inches in Honokaa and 1.51 inches at the Island Dairy in O`okala.

At 11 a.m., the 24-hour totals for those areas were 4.05 inches, 1.92 inches and 3.10 inches, respectively.

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