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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
305 PM HST MON AUG 27 2018

...LANE POSSIBLY BREAKS HAWAII TROPICAL CYCLONE RAINFALL 
RECORD...

THE MOUNTAIN VIEW GAGE HAS MEASURED 52.02 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE 
PERIOD FROM 8 AM HST AUGUST 22 WHEN THE OUTER RAIN BANDS STARTED 
IMPACTING THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH 8 AM HST AUGUST 26 AFTER THE 
TRAILING RAIN BAND PASSED WEST OF SOUTH POINT. AN UNVERIFIED 
PRIVATE WEATHER STATION ALSO REPORTED 58.80 INCHES DURING THIS 
SAME TIME SPAN. WE WILL ATTEMPT TO VALIDATE THIS PRIVATE WEATHER 
STATION REPORT. BOTH TOTALS INDICATE THAT HURRICANE LANE HAS 
BROKEN THE HAWAII TROPICAL CYCLONE STORM TOTAL RAINFALL RECORD, 
PENDING VERIFICATION OF THE DATA. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 52.00 
INCHES, MEASURED AT KANALOHULUHULU RANGER STATION, DURING 
HURRICANE HIKI IN 1950. THE HURRICANE LANE TOTAL WOULD ALSO MAKE 
IT THE SECOND HIGHEST STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM A TROPICAL CYCLONE
IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1950. THE HIGHEST TOTAL IS 60.58 
INCHES, MEASURED AT NEDERLAND, TEXAS, DURING HURRICANE HARVEY IN 
2017.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE NOTABLE RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE ONGOING 
EVENT, COVERING THE PERIOD FROM 8 AM HST AUGUST 22 THROUGH 8 AM 
HST AUGUST 26. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES, AND ARE PRELIMINARY 
PENDING FINAL QUALITY CONTROL.

ISLAND OF HAWAII
MOUNTAIN VIEW              : 52.02
WAIAKEA UKA                : 49.48
SADDLE QUARRY (USGS)       : 48.52
PIIHONUA                   : 48.13
WAIAKEA EXPERIMENT STATION : 47.37
PAHOA                      : 38.09
GLENWOOD                   : 35.83
KULANI NWR                 : 28.71
KEAUMO                     : 24.65
KAWAINUI STREAM (USGS)     : 16.70
PUU MALI                   : 13.70

ISLAND OF MAUI
WEST WAILUAIKI (USGS)      : 25.58
PUU KUKUI (USGS)           : 17.48
HANA AIRPORT               : 10.57
HAIKU                      : 10.55


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