Wetter Than Waialeale

After several days that each received more than 4 inches (10 cm) of rain last week, everyone was waiting for the sunshine to come back. Finally, the weather forecast called for a break in the clouds over the weekend. But before the storm was done, it had the final say: 7 inches (18 cm) of rain at my house from noon to 7 pm on Thursday (March 16th).

I looked up the rain gauge records online and found we received more than Waialeale that day, indeed all of Kapaa got drenched with more than 6 inches (15cm):

Map of rain gauge readings on Kauai March 17th 2006 at 8am for the preceding 24hrs: Waialeale at 5.60 inches, Wailua at 6.05 inches, and Kapahi (inland Kapaa) at 6.5 inches
Source: National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office

Nounou once again had its temporary waterfalls, and with the clouds blowing over, looked like a misty Chinese mountain painting (well, not quite):

The head of Nounou, the Sleeping Giant, who maybe should be called the Weeping Giant because of the tall thin waterfall that appears when it rains a lot

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  1. Mark says:

    Oh, my! Those of us biking to and from work here thought we were having a tough time staying dry with spring rains, but you probably got more from that storm system than we’ve had all March.

    7 inches of rain in 7 hours! No wonder your floods wash trees away.

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