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3-Inch Hail, 46 Inches of Rain in Hawaii

March 9, 2012; 12:15 PM ET

As an update to the flooding article I posted Tuesday, severe weather continues in Hawaii. Supercellular thunderstorms with rotation and large hail are currently moving through the island chain, per the radar I captured below at noon ET (see also this one from earlier):

We have a story with more information on the severe weather setup and flooding forecast. Hail to 3 inches in diameter was sighted near Honolulu:

The Waikane Stream rose from 2 to 8 feet in a matter of minutes and Waiahole Stream doubled in height from 7 to 14 feet in little time -- more than it did earlier this week with the flooding!

@EverythingWX writes: "The HFO WFO has issued 7 severe thunderstorm warnings this month...the same amounts as the last 2 years combined!" The rain gauge at Hanalei is now at 45.95 inches of rain this month (59.99" for 2012)!

Here are some photos of the hail and a note that it could be a state record:

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