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Kauai Flood Watch Issued 5/12/11

May 12, 2011, 10:16 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 10:44 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Thu, May. 12, 2011, 9:09 a.m. HST. Map courtesy National Weather Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(Update: 10:40 a.m. 5/12/11)

The National Weather Service has issued at Flood Advisory for the island of Kaua’i until 1:30 p.m.  A lesser flood watch remains in effect for the entire Kaua’i County through tonight.

At 10:24 a.m., radar showed heavy rain over the slopes of Eastern and North-Eastern Kaua’i from Kilauea to Wailua.  Forecasters from the National Weather Service say the rain gauge at Kapahi recorded rates in excess of two inches per hour.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Moloaa, Kilauea, Kalihiwai, and Anahola.

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(Update: 10:15 a.m. 5/12/11)

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the islands of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau through late tonight (Thursday, May 12, 2011).

Forecasters say a strong low aloft, and abundant low level moisture, will combine to bring heavy showers and thunderstorms to Kaua’i County.

The potential for flash flooding and landslides in Kaua’i County is higher than normal because the ground is already saturated from recent rainfall.

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Statewide, unsettled weather is expected to continue over the western portion of the state.  The rest of the islands can expect mixed trade wind weather through the end of the week.

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