Island Weather: “Greatest Risk of Flooding as Land is Heated”

October 15, 2013, 7:09 AM HST · Updated October 16, 7:27 AM
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Flood watch map courtesy NOAA/NWS, Oct. 15, 2013.

Flood watch map courtesy NOAA/NWS, Oct. 15, 2013.

By Maui Now Staff

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. for all of the Hawaiian islands.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service say unstable atmospheric conditions continue across the state, with localized heavy rainfall and thunderstorms possible today.

“The greatest risk for flooding rain will occur during the daytime hours as the land is heated,” the advisory stated.

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Forecasters say “very high rainfall rates of two to four inches per hour” are possible.

As a precaution, the public is advised to monitor the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take action should a flood warning be issued.

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