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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
459 PM HST Sun Apr 15 2018

...RECORD-BREAKING RAINFALL OVER NORTH AND EAST KAUAI PRODUCES SEVERE
FLOODING...

An upper level low pressure system which tapped into enhanced moisture
in the lower levels of the atmosphere produced torrential rainfall
and severe flooding over much of north and east Kauai. Communities
west of Princeville have been cut off from the rest of the island.
Several roads from Hanalei to Haena have been washed out. Several
areas in east Kauai, such as Wailua, Kapaa, and Anahola,
experienced significant flooding.

Here are significant rainfall totals from Kauai during the 24-hour period
ending at 4 PM HST on April 15, 2018. All values are in inches.

Hanalei                     : 20.32+
Wainiha                     : 19.54
Mount Waialeale             : 18.02
Princeville Airport         : 13.39
Kapahi                      :  9.10
N Wailua Ditch              :  8.10
Wailua                      :  7.27
Kilohana                    :  3.57

The peak 24-hour at Hanalei was 28.15 inches as of 2 AM HST when the
gage stopped reporting. The record 24-hour rainfall at this site is
28.54 inches for the period from 4 AM HST March 4, 2012 to 4 AM HST
March 5, 2012. While the current event 24-hour total was slightly
less than the record, it is highly likely that this record was 
broken by heavy rainfall after the gage stopped reporting.

The Wainiha total of 19.54 inches is a 24-hour record, breaking the
previous long term record of 16.70 inches from January 6, 1969.


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