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Hilo high temperature records shattered in hot, humid weather

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii continued to swelter under record heat, with Hilo in particular seeing three days in which it tied or broke record high temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, it reached 93 degrees at Hilo Airport Friday, shattering the old record for Sept. 26 of 88 degrees set in 1995.

Friday's high also torched the previous high temperature for the entire month of September in Hilo. That was 92 degrees, set on Sept. 21, 1951.

The high of 93 is also just one degree away from the all-time high temperature for Hilo of 94 degrees, last reached in November 2013.

Earlier this week, Thursday's high of 90 broke the old record of 897 set in 2003. And Wednesday's high of 89 tied the record last set in 2005.

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