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Interesting Weather Facts
La Runion Island (east of Madagascar) in February 2007 when Tropical Cyclone Gamede (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Gamede) was traversing the Indian Ocean. An article in the May 2009 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society reports that this storm set two world records: a rainfall rate of 3,929 mm in 72 hours (154.7 inches in 3 days) and a 4 day total accumulation of 4,869 mm (191.7 inches about 16 feet of water!).