This is a Flood Advisory and High Surf Warning Information Update for Tuesday September 1st at 4:00PM.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii Island effective through 6:15 tonight. As Hurricane Ignacio continues on the current track and weakens, Hawaii Island may experience the remnants or trailing weather conditions from the storm. Presently heavy rains and thunder and lighting are being reported in parts of the island. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions to include ponding and run off and to anticipate traffic delays.
The High Surf Warning for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect and has been extended through 6:00PM Thursday. Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of East Hawaii. Surf heights of 12-18 feet are forecasted for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island. Residents along the coast and in low lying areas are advised to take necessary precautions. Beachgoers swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution and to heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials. Due to debris and ongoing dangerous surf conditions the following beaches and parks in the Hilo area will remain closed:
- · Bayfront Canoe area
- · Coconut Island
- · Onekahakaha Beach Park
- · Leileiwi Beach Park
- · Kealoha Beach Park
- · Richardsons Beach Park
- · Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp
In addition, the Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed due to surf and debris. It is unknown at this time if these parks will be reopened tomorrow.
Additional updates will be broadcast as conditions change.