Flash flood watch continues as storm moves down island chain

Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0440 UTC, Post #15827.



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A cold front accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms is moving slowly down the island chain from Kauai to Hawaii Island.  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued its flash flood watch for Oahu, Maui Island, and Hawaii Island.  The brunt of the storm is expected to pass east of Hawaii Island on Wednesday or Thursday evening.

In addition to heavy showers, Hawaii Island residents are being advised not to travel to the Mauna Kea summit because of high and dangerous winds:

“A high wind warning was issued for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Tuesday, with southwest winds of 40 to 60 mph and localized gusts of more than 66 mph along the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Operators of high profile vehicles should drive with caution. Travel to the Big Island summits is not advised until the winds have subsided.”

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