It hasn't rained this heavy in Hilo since December

Violent thunder and a record breaking amount of precipitation blasted the Big Island on December 29-30, 2013. Hilo in particular saw 7.51 inches of precipitation on Monday, 2.03 inches of which fell between 8:02 AM to 9:53 AM.

Hilo's previous December 30 precipitation record was 4.58 inches. That record was set in 1951.

The last time that Hilo saw over 7 inches of precipitation in a particular day was on December 19, 2009 with 7.92 inches of precipitation.

Interestingly, some Big Island Residents had praised the heavy rain and thunder, as seen in the tweets showcased below:




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