Oahu South Shore Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:47 PM HST on October 19, 2014

...High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am HST Monday...

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am HST Monday.

* Surf...10 to 15 feet along north facing shores...8 to 12 feet along west facing shores...and 5 to 8 feet along south facing shores.

* Timing...through tonight.

* Impacts...moderate...expect strong breaking waves...shore break...and strong long shore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Beachgoers...swimmers...and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.


329 PM HST sun Oct 19 2014

...Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 6 PM HST Monday...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Kauai...Niihau and Oahu.

* Until 6 PM HST Monday.

* Rainbands associated with Hurricane Ana may produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches with locally up to 8 inches on Kauai and an additional 2 to 4 inches on Oahu overnight. If these amounts occur within a short period of time...flash flooding may occur.

* In addition to possible flash flooding...excessive runoff may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous. Remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur.

Monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action if flash flood warnings are issued.


Record Report
Statement as of 4:29 PM HST on October 19, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Honolulu HI...

A record rainfall of 3.4 inch(es) was set at Honolulu HI today. This breaks the old record of 1.86 set in 1999.

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