No Hurricane, but Flash Flood watch and High Surf Anyway

From County of Hawaii Civil Defense:

This is a Weather and High Surf Warning Information Update for Thursday September 3rd at 7:30AM.

As of 5:00AM this morning, Hurricane Jimena was located 720 miles east of Hilo and moving in a northwest direction at 5 miles per hour.  No watches or warnings have been issued at this for Jimena and the system is being monitored closely.

Due to unstable weather conditions across the state, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood watch for all islands effective through midnight tonight. Localized heavy rains and possible thunder showers can be expected.  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 through 6:00PM tonight. Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of East Hawaii.  Surf heights of 10-15 feet are forecast 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.  All beaches and roadways are open at this time.


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