Kaua'i flooding potentially broke national 24-hour record rainfall
The National Weather Service gathered preliminary data from a remote rain gauge in Waipa, just outside Hanalei.
The measurements indicate the 49.69 inches of rainfall April 14-15th has broken nation's 24-hour record rainfall.
The previous 24-hour record was 43 inches in Alvin, TX in 1979.
Hawaii’s current record is 38 inches in Kilauea, Kauai in 1956.
The rainfall record still needs to be certified.