Rainfall totals above average on Big Island for month of May

Conditions favorable for heavy rainfall centered on the Big Island on May 10, with strong thunderstorms developing over the Hilo area during the mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Unusual late season Kona low mostly fizzles on neighbor islands, drenches O‘ahu

Last week’s storm appears to be the latest kona low to directly affect the main Hawaiian Islands in at least the past 20 years.

Flood watch issued throughout Hawaiian Islands

A Kona low developing north of the state will bring the potential for a prolonged period of heavy rain and thunderstorms over portions of the state from Wednesday through Friday.

Flood advisory issued for Hilo and Hāmākua Districts

This advisory may need to be extended if flooding persists.

Canoe race canceled after Kawaihae Harbor, surrounding roads flooded following weekend rain

Ninety-two crews were slated to participate in the 26th annual Long Distance race up the Kohala Coast on Saturday.

Update: West Hawai‘i flood advisory extended through Tuesday evening

At 3:56 p.m., radar indicated areas of moderate to heavy rain, and a few thunderstorms, over the lower Kona slopes from Kailua-Kona to Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau NHP closed due to hazardous surf

The National Historical Park on the Big Island has been flooded by high surf.

Drought conditions persist after a dry December on the Big Island

Overall, rainfall totals for 2023 were near to below average at most of the gauges on the Big Island.

Update: Flood advisory canceled for Ka‘ū and Puna Districts

A flood watch remains in place for the entire state till 6 p.m.

A flood advisory issued for portions of West Hawai‘i

At 12:39 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over downslope portions of the North Kona and South Kohala Districts.

Update: Flood watch continues through tonight

A flood watch remains in effect through 6 p.m. tonight.

Update: Flash flood warning extended for East Hawai‘i

At 10:01 a.m., National Weather Service radar and rain gauges indicated heavy rainfall continues over the southeast half of the Big Island.

Hawaiʻi County closes 2 parks, cancels some bus routes because of heavy rainfall and flooding

As of this morning, Hilo, Hāmākua and Kaʻū have seen rainfall of between 2 and 3 inches, with areas of Puna seeing nearly 5 inches.

Coastal flooding may occur during high tide through Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood statement for the all islands for low-lying coastal areas until Thursday.

UPDATE: Minor coastal flooding along low-lying Big Island shorelines remains a threat

The National Weather Service has extended the coastal flood statement it issued during the weekend through Thursday afternoon during times of high tide.

State transportation department taking steps to look for possible rockfalls on Hawaiʻi Belt Road during Calvin

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is taking steps to ensure preparedness for possible heavy storms and flooding across the island chain, including looking for rockslides, as a result of Tropical Storm Calvin.

Update: Flood advisory canceled for west side of Big Island

The National Weather Service has canceled the flood advisory for the west side of the Big Island.

Update: Repairs completed on water main break on Ali’i Drive in Kona

A water main break has been repaired on Friday afternoon after causing the closure of Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island due to flooding and road damage.

Flood advisory for parts of the Big Island canceled

Weather radar shows that the heavy rain that had been impacting the area has diminished. 

Record rainfall swamps spots on Big Island in February, including 56 inches at one site

Just three Big Island rain gauges measured less than 100% of their average rainfall for February, with several spots in Kaʻū and on the windward side of the island recording rain totals up to nearly six times greater than average.
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