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Record Heat: 47 Record Highs Set Since Summer 2015

September 25, 2015, 2:18 PM HST
* Updated November 15, 7:28 PM
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***Updated on 11/15/15***

On November 15, 2015 we tied a record in Hilo with a temperature of 85° at 11:48 a.m. This old records were tied in the years 2006, 1995 and 1970. This is 4 degrees warmer than normal.

***Updated on 11/11/15***

On November 11, 2015 we tied a record high in Hilo with a temperature of 86° at 1:04 p.m. The record was last tied in 1990.
***Updated on 11/04/15***

On November 4, 2015 we broke a record in Hilo with a temperature of 87° at 12:42 p.m. This breaks the old record of 86° last set in 1988 and is 5 degrees warmer than normal.

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On November 3, 2015 we broke a record in Hilo with a temperature of 88° at 1:05 p.m. This breaks the old record of 87° last set in 1993 and is 6 degrees warmer than normal.

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***Updated on 11/01/15***

This weekend we broke two record highs in Hilo. On October 31, 2015 we set a new record high when at 1:08 p.m. we reached a temperature of 89° at the Hilo airport. This temperature is 7 degrees warmer than normal and breaks the record of 86° last set in 2003 and 1961.

On November 1, 2015 we also broke a record high in Hilo when we hit 88° at 1:25 p.m. This breaks the record last set in 1996 and is 6 degrees warmer than normal.

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***Updated on 10/30/15***

On October 30, 2015 we broke a record in Hilo today with a temperature of 88° at 2:34 p.m. This breaks the old record of 87° last set in 1972 and is 6 degrees warmer than normal.

***Updated on 10/27/15***

On October 27, 2015 we tied another record high at the Hilo airport. At 11:57 a.m. we reached a temperature of 86° which ties the record set in 1957. This is 4 degrees warmer than normal. This high temperature marks the 40th record high we’ve set since the summer of 2015 started.

***Updated on 10/24/15***

On October 24, 2015 we tied a record high in Hilo with a temperature of 86°. The old record was set in 2003.

***Updated on 10/20/15***

On October 20, 2015 we tied a record in Hilo with a temperature of 88° at 3:28 p.m. This ties the old record last set in 1992 and is 5 degrees warmer than normal.

***Updated on 10/18/15***

On October 17, 2015 we broke a record high at the Hilo airport with a temperature of 89° recorded that afternoon. This broke the old record of 88° set in 1962.

***Updated on 10/5/15***

On October 5, 2015 we tied another record in Hilo with a temperature of 88° at 12:26 p.m. This ties the old record last set in 1976 and is 5 degrees warmer than normal.

***Posted on 9/25/15***

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 35 days of record highs this summer in Hilo from June through September 24, 2015 when this interview was recorded.

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