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No letup in heat records for Kahului

The Maui News

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 (the previous record of 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.

Kahului reached 91 degrees on Saturday and 93 degrees on Sunday, though National Weather Service historical records were temporarily unavailable and no record weather reports were issued those days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Ema was weakening west of the Hawaiian Islands. It was about 735 miles west of Kahului at 5 p.m. Sunday and was moving north-northwest at about 17 mph.

A small-craft advisory remained in effect until 6 p.m. today 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.