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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
142 PM HST SAT AUG 25 2018

...HEAVY RAIN FROM LANE CONTINUES OVER THE BIG ISLAND...

RAIN BANDS WITHIN THE EASTERN PART OF LANE'S CIRCULATION 
PRODUCED TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OVER THE BIG ISLAND'S SLOPES
FROM HAWI ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ISLAND TO NAALEHU ON THE SOUTH
SIDE. SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING HAS OCCURRED IN MULTIPLE AREAS 
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE ISLAND. SEVERAL
EVACUATIONS OCCURRED, WITH WATER RESCUES TAKING PLACE AT KAIULANI
STREET IN HILO AND ALSO IN THE TOWN OF KEAAU. AS USUAL, THE 
BAYFRONT AREA WAS INUNDATED BY THE OVERFLOW OF ALENAIO STREAM. 
HIGHWAY 19 WAS CLOSED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS DUE TO LANDSLIDES AND 
FLOODING. AKONI PULE HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED BY A LANDSLIDE NEAR HALAWA
GULCH. HIGHWAY 130 WAS CLOSED BY FLOODING SOUTH OF KEAAU. 
NUMEROUS OTHER ROADS WERE ALSO CLOSED BY FLOODING.

HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING ALSO AFFECTED WINDWARD AND SOUTHEAST
SECTIONS OF MAUI, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE HANA HIGHWAY.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LOCAL STORM REPORT SUMMARY FOR MORE SPECIFICS
ON INDIVIDUAL REPORTS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT AT: 

WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/HNL/PAGES/LSR.PHP

HILO AIRPORT MEASURED 31.85 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE THREE DAY PERIOD
RUNNING FROM 12 MIDNIGHT HST AUGUST 22 THROUGH 1159 PM HST AUGUST
24. THIS IS THE WETTEST THREE DAY PERIOD EVER OBSERVED AT HILO, 
WITH RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1949. HILO ALSO MEASURED 15.00 INCHES 
OF RAIN ON AUGUST 24, WHICH WAS THE FIFTH WETTEST CALENDAR DAY ON 
RECORD.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE NOTABLE RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE ONGOING
EVENT, COVERING THE 3-DAY PERIOD FROM NOON HST AUGUST 22 THROUGH 
NOON HST AUGUST 25. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES, AND ARE PRELIMINARY 
PENDING FINAL QUALITY CONTROL.

ISLAND OF HAWAII
MOUNTAIN VIEW              : 46.93
WAIAKEA UKA                : 46.35 
PIIHONUA                   : 44.98 
SADDLE QUARRY (USGS)       : 44.27 
WAIAKEA EXPERIMENT STATION : 41.49
GLENWOOD                   : 33.23 
KULANI NWR                 : 26.92 
PAHOA                      : 24.49
KEAUMO                     : 23.61 
KAWAINUI STREAM (USGS)     : 15.01 
PUU MALI                   : 13.24

ISLAND OF MAUI
WEST WAILUAIKI (USGS)      : 18.57
PUU KUKUI (USGS)           : 12.96 
HAIKU                      :  8.17 
HANA AIRPORT               :  5.24


IN ADDITION TO THE AUTOMATED SITE TOTALS, VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS 
WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN, HAIL, AND SNOW NETWORK, OR 
COCORAHS, REPORTED THE FOLLOWING 48-HOUR TOTALS FROM 7 AM HST,
AUGUST 22 THROUGH 7 AM HST, AUGUST 24. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES.

HI-HI-34 HONOKAA 2.7 ESE   : 31.16 
HI-HI-50 PAAUILO 2.4 SW    : 26.96 
HI-HI-11 PAPAIKOU 1.1 N    : 19.70 (48-HR TOTAL THROUGH 7 AM HST 
AUGUST 24)

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