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Record High Temps for 2 Consecutive Days in Kahului

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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

Record high temperatures were recorded on two consecutive days in Kahului with Saturday’s 95 degree weather breaking an old record set 18 years ago for the same day, and Sunday’s 93 degree weather tying a record set 37 years ago for the same day, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service.

The agency says Sunday’s 93 degree temperature ties an old record set for the same day in 1977.


On Saturday, Sept. 20, the agency reported a record high temperature of 95 degrees, breaking the old record of 92 degrees, set on the same day in 1996.

This is the third time this month that record temperatures were reported at the location.  On Sept. 2, a 93 degree record was tied for the same day after being set 17 years ago in 1997.

High temperatures have also been documented in Hilo where record temperatures were recorded over four consecutive days between Sept. 17 and 20.  The 89 degree temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday tied records set for the same days in 1995.  Friday’s 90 degree temperature in Hilo broke an old record set for the same day in 1974; and Saturday’s 90 degree temperature tied an old record set for the same day in 1981, according to NWS data.


The National Weather Service is forecasting a start of more typical trade wind weather starting today.  The agency says the trades will bring some relief from the hot and muggy conditions reported over the last several days.

The NWS forecast calls for highs near 90 degrees in Kahului, with a heat index as high as 96 degrees today, and northeast winds increasing from 15 mph in the morning to gusts of up to 22 mph this afternoon.

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