Meteorologists are taking note of the extreme weather conditions that continue to cloud Hawaii’s normally sunny climatic disposition. The weather service has a good explainer on why our weather has gotten so ugly. Here’s a piece from accuweather.com columnist Meghan Evans who notes that “feet of rain” has fallen in some areas.
Also of note in her piece:
- Multiple landslides have blocked highways throughout the state.
- Violent thunderstorms produced hail with diameters up to 2 inches in Kailua and Kaneohe.
- Hanalei, Hawaii, received 35.97 inches of rain in just over two days.
“What is going on in Hawaii is a symptom of the change from La Niña to El Niño coming on,” according to AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity.
And this just in from the City and County of Honolulu, residents living in Otake Camp in Waialua were evacuated and taken to an emergency shelter when water levels rose in Kaukonahua stream.
Kamehameha Highway was closed at Waikane Bridge due to flooding. The highway was also closed at Punaluu.