Parts Of Kona Coffee Belt Received Most Rain Since ’93


HILO — Although East Hawaii is known for its prodigious rainfall, 2019 will be remembered as a year in which rain reigned in West Hawaii, especially in the Kona coffee belt.

Two of the four official National Weather Service gauges in the West Hawaii coffee-growing region recorded their highest rainfall totals since 1993 — Kealakekua with 86.24 inches, exactly 30 inches more than it average yearly rainfall of 56.24 inches, and Honaunau with 77.09 inches, 137% of its yearly norm of 56.14 inches.

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