Hilo Gets Record Rainfall Yesterday

RECORD EVENT REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
450 PM HST SAT MAR 07 2009

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT HILO HI...

THE RAIN TOTAL BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 4 PM AT HILO WAS 6.95 INCHES...
WHICH BREAKS THE DAILY RECORD OF 1.82 INCHES SET IN 1989. THIS IS A
PRELIMINARY RAINFALL RECORD AMOUNT...AS RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL IN
THE HILO AREA.

Hilo bayfront soccer fields when it floods, from Richard Ha's Blog

Hilo bayfront soccer fields when it floods, from Richard Ha's Blog

4 Responses

  1. In case you missed it, there is a Pahoa gauge listed on the first link.

    Damon – I didn’t even think to click on the link that you had provided… Doh! That’s a great link. I wish they had an RSS feed for that specific site.

  2. For a look at the rainfall for the past 24 hours (broken down in by stages) see:

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/HFO/RRAHFO

    For a look at the past three days at a few selected stations:

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/HFO/RRMHFO

    The latter shows that Hilo Airport received more than 15 inches over the past two days. Pretty soggy.

    At our home in Orchidland we received 9.31 inches yesterday and a total of 13.41 inches over the past two days.

    Damon – Dang!!! I wish there were official stations closer to Pahoa. It has been a wet few days. Thanks for the update in your neck of the RIVER.

  3. Even more rain fell d;uring the night of Aug. 7-8, and is still continuing at ten a.m. My rain gauge maxed out at ;7.5″ for the 24 hours preceding nine o’clock
    today, Aug. 8.

    SO what was yesterday’s total and the total for last night. Please email me your reply:
    olp@orlapubs.com Mahalo

  4. Lived along the bayfront (over the ‘singing bridge’) a couple of years ago when I was controller for Lex Brodie’s so rainy Hilo is a very familiar site… but that’s amazing re the record number of inches!

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