Viewer Video: Hail Falls on Big Island
Storms in East Hawai‘i brought pea-sized hail to Pāhoa.
Harry Durgin captured video of hail falling at around 2:15 p.m. at the Puna Kai Shopping Center.
Durgin posted the video on the Puna Weather Facebook page. A comment from one resident indicated this weather event was a first for Pāhoa in their 40 years of living on the Big Island.
Durgin also photographed a piece of hail that measured nearly an inch in size.
A passing storm has brought colder temperatures, high surf, rain and wind to the Hawaiian Islands. As of 3:35 p.m., the National Weather Service canceled a high surf warning in Kauai, with high surf advisory now in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
According to NWS, surf of 15-20 feet is expected Friday evening, lowering to 12-16 feen early Saturday morning for the north-facing shores.
For west-facing shores, surf is expected to be 10-15 feet Friday and lowering to 8-12 feet on Saturday.
If you’re headed to the ocean this weekend, be safe and don’t turn your back on the waves.
Has this passing storm brought crazy weather to your area? Send us your video or pictures. We’d love to see them!