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Statewide Flash Flood Watch Announced

March 14, 2020, 8:38 AM HST
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Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the entire state, in effect from Sunday night through Tuesday.

According to the NWS, a kona low will form west of the islands Sunday night.

Strong southerly winds along with an increasing potential for widespread heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are expected.

Rain will likely affect urban and leeward locations as well as lower elevations, which are more vulnerable to flooding impacts.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding.

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“Flash flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot,” the announcement from NWS read.

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“Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.”

 

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