Hilo is the rainiest city in the United States. We get an average of 127 inches of rain per year and on average it rains 275 days per year. The outskirts of our town often receive 200 inches of rain per year.
The most rainfall we received in a month was 51 inches. But that is nothing when you consider that we received 27 inches of rain in one day.
Hilo Rainfall Graph for 2013
This little graph shows you the cumulative amount of rain that we have had so far for 2013. It looks like 2013 is shaping up to be another rainy year.
Hilo Rain Video
Here is a video that shows you what Hilo rain is like. You might think it’s raining hard in this video, but this is what I would consider light rain. Maybe I will post one of my own rain videos in the future that shows just how hard it can rain in Hilo.
Kapena Hilo Rain Music Video
Here is a music video by Kapena about Hilo rain. I believe that the musicians of Kapena are from Oahu, so they might not have lived through as much rain as we have but I guess our rain is famous enough to have songs written about it.