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Viewer Video: Pea-Sized Hail Falls in Pāhoa

February 5, 2021, 4:23 PM HST
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Storms in East Hawai‘i brought pea-sized hail to Pāhoa.

Harry Durgin captured video of hail falling at around 2:15 p.m. at the Puna Kai Shopping Center.

Durgin posted the video on the Puna Weather Facebook page. A comment from one resident indicated this weather event was a first for Pāhoa in their 40 years of living on the Big Island.

Durgin also photographed a piece of hail that measured nearly an inch in size.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported strong thunderstorms would be passing over the Puna area, impacting Pāhao Kurtistown and Kea‘au. NWS also issued a flood advisory for the area, noting rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour with the storms moving toward the east and southeast near 10 mph.

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