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Old 03-05-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Which site is best?

Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Which site is best?

Thanks!
I use weather.com

Average Weather for Hilo, HI - Temperature and Precipitation
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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We use wunderground.com

It has so much information. Select "history" for monthly rainfall totals.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Hilo
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Graphical Rainfall Summary

Allows you to see rainfall summaries for specific gauges around the islands.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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The University of Hawaii just launched a new rainfall atlas, too, if that helps: Rainfall Atlas of Hawaii | Home

Best of luck.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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The "Graphical Rainfall Summary" from NOAA that BigIslandBum linked to is the one I always look at for Kaua'i. They have a non-interactive map that is still very useful for mobile browsers--it's easy to bookmark and it loads quickly:

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_24.gif
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_12.gif
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_06.gif
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_03.gif

Those are available for each county, for example:

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_24.gif
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_24.gif
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics...AINFALL_24.gif

Check out that last one for Kaua'i: we had several places over 10 inches of rain yesterday, the most being 17 inches of rain in Hanalei on March 5. The quick links above are always for the latest 3-hour interval. You have to go to the rainfall summary page to see the older values.

Here are some photos, videos, and links to news stories from Kaua'i's big storm yesterday:

http://great-hikes.com/blog/rainy-day-redux/

Last edited by KauaiHiker; 03-06-2012 at 03:58 PM.. Reason: wrong link
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Not sure why you asked your question (do you need water for gardening?), but you want to find something that gives you the most area specific information as possible. For example, in our subdivision which runs from 900' elevation to 1400' elevation, rainfall amounts can be nearly double at the upper elevations than the lower ones. But if you just look at a rainfall map, it shows that we are in a zone that gets 40" of rain annually on average.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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Not sure why you asked your question (do you need water for gardening?), but you want to find something that gives you the most area specific information as possible. For example, in our subdivision which runs from 900' elevation to 1400' elevation, rainfall amounts can be nearly double at the upper elevations than the lower ones. But if you just look at a rainfall map, it shows that we are in a zone that gets 40" of rain annually on average.
Just to see how much water my fruit trees in Pepeekao are getting when I'm off the island.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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There is a person in the town of Pepeekao who reports daily rainfall on a website called Community Collaborate Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network. That's probably going to be your best source of actual real rain measurement.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Kailua
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There is a person in the town of Pepeekao who reports daily rainfall on a website called Community Collaborate Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network. That's probably going to be your best source of actual real rain measurement.
I just got to a general website when clicking the link.
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