Severe Weather, Road Closure Update

January 13, 2020, 7:12 AM HST (Updated January 13, 2020, 7:12 AM)

A flash flood watch remains in effect for the Big Island until 6 p.m. Monday, as several other weather concerns have, or soon will, roll back.

The winter storm warning for Big Island summits was called off as of 3:33 a.m. Monday, after snowfalls dusted peaks throughout the weekend.

A gale warning for Big Island leeward and southeast waters remains in effect through 6 p.m. Monday, until which time mariners should expect east winds of 25 to 35 knots and seas of 10 to 15 feet, making navigation for the inexperienced potentially hazardous.

A high surf advisory for east-facing shores, characterized by seas 8 to 12 feet, remains in effect until Thursday morning.


County Civil Defense reported Monday morning that all Big Island roads have reopened to travel except for Bayfront Highway and Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo.



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