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Five Record Heat Days in Hilo in Less Than a Week

November 4, 2015, 7:51 PM HST
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In less than a week, we’ve either tied or broken five heat records at the Hilo airport. Since the beginning of summer our total record heat days now number forty-five. Click here for the complete list and a video interview with the National Weather Service explaining why it’s been so hot this year. 

Here’s a list of heat records we set over the last few days.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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