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Flood Advisory for Kona Area Expires

October 18, 2014, 5:11 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 7:13 AM
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A Flood Advisory posted for the Kona side of the island was allowed to expire at 7:30 p.m. The Flash Flood Watch, however, has been extended until 6:00 a.m. Sunday.

The Wind Advisory posted for Big Island Summits has been extended until 6:00 a.m. Sunday. Southeast winds from 30 – 45 mph, gusting to 65 mph, are expected. Impacts include winds that can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for west and south shores of Big Island through 6:00 p.m. The High Surf Warning for the west side has expired.

A Small Craft Advisory for Big Island coastal waters has been extended through 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

A Marine Weather Statement is posted for Hawaiian coastal waters. Satellite and radar observations indicate isolated and strong thunderstorms forming across mainly leeward coastal waters at this time. These thunderstorms are associated with outer rain bands of Hurricane Ana. The threat of thunderstorms will persist overnight as Ana passes south of Kauai and Oahu .Mariners can expect locally erratic and gusty winds up to 35 mph (30 knots), locally higher waves, reduced visibility, and dangerous lightning strikes. Thunderstorms can produce waterspouts with little or no notice. Frequent lightning will also accompany these storms. If caught on the open water, stay below deck if possible and keep away from ungrounded metal objects. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes.

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