Hawaii Flooding

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stunet started the topic in Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 10:26am

Significant rainfall across the northern Hawaiian islands has caused a few dams to overflow, among them Kaupakalua Dam located immediately above Jaws, with the torrent destroying six homes on it's way downhill. Entering the ocean at the same gulch Kai Lenny got his PWC drydocked diring the last big swell.

Last night, Haliewa was evacuated as floodwaters poured off the hinterlands.

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stunet Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 10:28am

Footage from Clark Little of Waimea Creek breaking through the beach, and the whole North Shore looking like Wonka's River.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Clark Little (@clarklittle)

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Spuddups Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 10:45am

Cue JOB in his budgie smugglers surfing the rivermouth on a softboard, all the time yelling "That was so sick!"

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stunet Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 10:53am

For now, Koa Smith will have to do.

(filmed yesterday)

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groundswell Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 11:46am

on earth niullscool it doesnt look like much of a low or anything
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-1...

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Craig Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 12:03pm

Lows usually don't bring the heaviest rains, its slow moving troughs...

Here you can see the rain forecast up to 24 hours to early yesterday morning, ie Tue AM to Wed AM..

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groundswell Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 12:05pm

ok Craig thanks

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Spuddups Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 12:43pm

No budgie smugglers to be seen, although we did get a "sick" right at the end.

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udo Thursday, 11 Mar 2021 at 6:42pm

A bit off Topic but very interesting....and a mention of weather.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7HhQhQjC4A