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24-hour rainfall on Hawaii’s Kauai last April confirmed as US record

24-hour rainfall on Hawaii’s Kauai last April confirmed as US record

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Torrential rainfall that led to catastrophic flooding last April on the Hawaiian island of Kauai set a national record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period, weather officials say. The National Climatic Extremes Committee has verified the 49.7 inches recorded at Waipa Garden in the 24-hour period ending at 12:45 p.m. April 15, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported. “After considering the observation and the various surrounding factors, the NCEC determined the Waipa Garden observation to be valid, and it now stands as the 24-hour record precipitation for the United States,” the NCEC said in a memo. Brian Donegan, a weather.com meteorologist, said, “The previous U.S. 24-hour rainfall record was 43 inches at Alvin, Texas, from July 25-26, 1979, during Tropical Storm Claudette.”
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