Record Heat: 18 Record Highs Set Since Summer 2015

September 25, 2015, 3:27 PM HST · Updated November 1, 6:29 PM
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Meteorologist Malika Dudley interviews Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Brenchley at NWS headquarters

Meteorologist Malika Dudley interviews Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Brenchley at NWS headquarters

**Updated on 11/01/15**

This weekend we tied two record highs in Kahului. On October 31, 2015 we tied the record highs set in 1994, 1950 and 1972. At 1:44 p.m. we reached a temperature of 92° at the Kahului airport. This temperature is 6 degrees warmer than normal.

On November 1, 2015 we also tied a record high in Kahului when we hit 93° at 1:31 p.m. This ties the record last set in 1950 and is 7 degrees warmer than normal.

**Posted on 09/25/2015**

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Meteorologist Malika Dudley paid a visit to the National Weather Service offices on Oahu this week.

She interviewed Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Chris Brenchley, for an update on the record heat we’ve been experiencing this summer.

Chris and Malika talk about why your area might not get recognized as having a record heat day when indeed a record may have been broken. They discuss why you shouldn’t trust the thermometer on your car and provided statistics for this summer’s record heat.

Indeed, there have been 16 days of record highs this summer from June through August.

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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