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Record High Temperature Tied in Kahului

September 4, 2014, 11:35 AM HST
* Updated September 5, 8:36 PM
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Sunrise over Kahului, Dec. 30, 2013. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Sunrise over Kahului, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A record high temperature of 93 degrees was documented in Kahului on Tuesday, Sept. 2, tying an old record set for the same day in 1997, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service.

NWS forecasters say today calls for sunny skies  with high temperatures near 91 degrees and lows tonight near 69 degrees.  

Although the high is forecast to be near 91 degrees, the agency lists the heat index at up to 96 degrees this afternoon. That means the air temperature of 91 degrees, combined with the relative humidity of around 57%, will make it feel like its as hot 96 degrees this afternoon.

Heat index values for tomorrow are also near 95 degrees, with the island cooling off into the weekend with mostly clear conditions.

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The agency says light to moderate trade winds will continue across the state through the weekend.

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