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Recent Investigations

2010: World: Greatest Surface Wind Gust

Barrow Island, Australia: 113.2 m/s (253 mph; 220 kt)
10:55 UTC 10/4/1996

2009: Investigation of Purported Typhoon Morakot 24-hour Rainfall Record

Record Report

2009: World: Greatest Surface Wind Gust in a Tropical Cyclone

Paso Read de San Diego, Cuba: 94.4 m/s (211.3 mph)
22:35 UTC 30/8/2008

2008: World: Greatest Rainfall in 96-Hour Period

Cratère Commerson, La Réunion: 4.869m (191.7")
24-27/2/2007

2008: World: Greatest Rainfall in 72-Hour Period

Cratère Commerson, La Réunion: 3.929m (154.7")
24-26/2/2007

2007: Investigation of Purported Cherrapunji 24-hour Rainfall Record

Record Report

2007: Western Hemisphere: Greatest Rainfall in 24-Hour Period

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: 1644.98mm (64.33")
12:30 UTC 21/10/2005 - 12:30 UTC 22/10/2005