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UPDATE: Weather Service Cancels Flood Advisory for Big Isle

May 1, 2014, 1:01 PM HST
* Updated May 1, 3:44 PM
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***Updated at 3:41 p.m.***

The National Weather Service has lifted the flood advisory for the Big Island.

Posted 1:01 p.m.:

Heavy rain has prompted the issuing of a flood advisory for the entire Big Island, and particularly the Hilo and Puna districts.

The National Weather Service said the advisory would be in effect until at least 3:15 p.m.

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Moderate to heavy showers in those districts, combined with previous rainfall, is producing localized flooding in some areas.

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Motorists are being cautioned about hazardous driving conditions due to ponding and reduced visibility and braking action.

Forecasters said the shear line of a front parked over the Big Island has enhanced the showers, including heavy overnight rain.

Several inches of rain were recorded at various areas in East Hawaii during the 12-hour period ending at 11 a.m. today, with the gauge at Island Dairy in Ookala registering the most at 4.87 inches.

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Other rainfall amounts during that period include 4.30 inches in Laupahoehoe and 4.06 inches in Honokaa. Hilo was also hammered with 12-hour totals of 4.02 inches in Piihonua, 3.98 inches in Waiakea Uka and 3.46 inches at Hilo’s airport.

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