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From Record Cool to Record Hot — in Five Days

April 8, 2013, 12:07 PM HST
* Updated April 9, 3:33 PM
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What a difference (almost) a week makes.

After a record low temperature was set in Hilo on April 2, a record high temperature was set there on Sunday.

The 84 degrees recorded at Hilo International Airport broke the old record for April 7 of 83 degrees, set in 2004.

The warmest temperature ever recorded there in the month of April was 89 degrees. It was set on April 2 in 1963 and then tied on April 20, 1978.

The all-time record high at Hilo’s airport was 94 degrees, set in May 1966.

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A record high temperature of 90 degrees was also set at Maui’s Kahului Airport on Saturday, breaking the old record for that date of 89 degrees set in 1951.

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Sunday’s record high in Hilo came five days after a record low of 58 degrees was set at the airport. That record for April 2 also tied the lowest temperature ever recorded there in the month of April.

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