May 31 rainfall was a record for that day

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The rain that fell on Guam Sunday was a record for that day.

The National Weather Service reports that 2.48 inches of rain was recorded at the Guam International Airport on Sunday, May 31.  That broke a 29-year-old record for that day.

The previous record for rainfall on May 31 was 1.47 inches set in 1991.

However, that was not the all-time record for rain within a 24-hour period on Guam.

“We didn’t even come close to an all-time record,” said National Weather Service forecaster Ken Kleeschultee. “It’s way more than that.”

He said the single-day record for rainfall on Guam is in the 18 to 20-inch range.  He did not immediately have the date.

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