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Weekend Rainfall in Kahului Sinks Record from 1955

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   November 12th, 2013 · 1 Disqus Comment · Featured, Maui News
Kahului, Maui rain. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Kahului, Maui rain. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Record rainfall was set in Kahului over the weekend with more than 3.5 inches of rain reported over a 24-hour period.

The National Weather Service reports that a record rainfall of 3.52 inches was set at Kahului on Sunday, Nov. 10, sinking the old record of 1.78 inches set in 1955, compared to all previous known rainfall for past dates of Nov. 10.

Last Sunday, the National Weather Service recorded 8.07 inches of rain at Puʻu Kukui, Maui over a 24-hour period ending at 11 p.m.; 3.98 inches at Kahakuloa; and 3.55 inches at Kahului Airport.

The Central Maui area was under intermittent flood advisories and warnings throughout the weekend, with especially heavy downpours reported on Sunday, in various areas including Waiheʻe and Kahului, resulting in multiple flood reports across Central Maui.

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    Over 8 inches of rain in 24 hours? That’s rain of Biblical proportion. It’s as if God was reminding us of the last time he pulled the big silver handle and flushed a disobedient mankind.