Kahului hits four straight days of heat records, matches

The hot streak continued for Kahului as the town recorded four consecutive days of record-matching or record-breaking temperatures.

The four-day streak included Friday’s record of 94 degrees (93 degrees was set in 1951); Thursday’s record of 95 degrees (93 degrees was set in 1984); Wednesday’s tie of 93 degrees, which was recorded in 1984; and Tuesday’s match of 92 degrees, which was set in 2004.

Although National Weather Service record reports weren’t issued yet for Saturday, Kahului hit 91 degrees that day.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ema was weakening west of the Hawaiian Islands. It was about 325 west of Lihue, Kauai, on Saturday at 5 p.m. and was forecast to continue moving northwest at about 12 mph over the next day or two.

A small craft advisory remained in effect until 6 tonight for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel and Alenuihaha Channel due to east winds of 15 to 25 knots and seas of 6 to 9 feet, which create hazardous conditions for small craft.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those in smaller vessels, should avoid navigating, the NWS said.


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