Hawaii Public Information Statements


TORRENTIAL RAINFALL SOAKS THE BIG ISLAND

251 PM HST Thu Nov 30 2017


Several days of enhanced rainfall have saturated the slopes of the
Big Island from the Kohala Mountains to Hilo, and southward to
Pahala. Rainfall totals were greatest on the upper slopes of the
South Hilo District where several rain gages recorded two to more
than three FEET of rainfall in a 72-hour period. This area of the
Big Island is sparsely populated which helped limit serious
flooding impacts in those areas. The lower slopes received heavier
rainfall during the morning of November 30 which produced more
significant impacts, mostly related to flooded roads in the South
Hilo and Puna Districts.

The following are preliminary 72-hour rainfall totals from
selected gages covering the period from 11 AM HST November 27 to
11 AM HST November 30. These data have not been quality controlled
and are for information purposes only.

Island of Hawaii
NWS ID Name Total (inches)
SDQH1 Saddle Quarry (USGS) 43.98
HKUH1 Hakalau 27.73
KNWH1 Kulani NWR 26.12
GLNH1 Glenwood 24.17
KWSH1 Kawainui Stm (USGS) 19.28
KKUH1 Keaumo 18.73
MTVH1 Mountain View 17.01
WKAH1 Waiakea Uka 16.94
PIIH1 Piihonua 16.73
PPWH1 Papaikou Well 13.61
LPHH1 Laupahoehoe 9.16
KPRH1 Kapapala RAWS 8.36
KAYH1 Kapapala Ranch 8.02
PPLH1 Pahala 7.59
PHAH1 Pahoa 7.34
PLIH1 Pali 2 7.18
KMUH1 Kamuela 6.11
HTO Hilo Airport 5.61
KMOH1 Kealakomo 4.70
NENH1 Nene Cabin 4.45
LKHH1 Lower Kahuku 4.31
SOPH1 South Point 1.85

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