Waterspout reported off Tracks surf spot

Published On: Oct 14 2013 12:11:00 PM HST

Anna Valdez


Oahu ocean safety officials reported a thunderstorm producing a waterspout offshore of the "Tracks" surfing area in Nanakuli moving southwest at 5 knots at around 12:40 p.m.

At 1:19 p.m., spotters reported flooded roadways in Waipahu and other communities  in Southwest Oahu with 6-to-8-inches of muddy water covering the street.  Heavy rain continues to fall over Leeward Oahu with rain rates as high as 3-inches-per-hour continuing a serious flood threat.

The flash flood warning for Oahu was cancelled before 3 p.m.

A flash flood watch was also posted for the state of Hawaii through Tuesday afternoon.  Forecasters say an upper level trough will maintain unstable conditions.

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