It certainly felt like record-setting cold this weekend in the islands
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As you were bundling up this weekend and downing hot cocoa, you probably thought to yourself: These chilly temperatures have got to be record lows.
Sorry, they weren’t.
But they were still really chilly ― and a bit of that chill is expected to stick around through the week.
On Sunday, the mercury in Honolulu dipped to 61 degrees. And with the gusty winds, it felt much colder.
The record low in Honolulu on Feb. 10 was set in 1948 (and then again in 1981), though, when temperatures dipped to 59 degrees.
Meanwhile, it got down to 56 degrees in Lihue on Sunday. That’s just a hair above the all-time record low of 55 degrees, set in 1981.
The low in Kahului on Sunday was a chilly 58 degrees, seven degrees above the record low of 51 degrees (set in 1951).
And in Hilo, the mercury dipped to 61 degrees Sunday. The coldest day on record? Feb. 19, 1953, when temperatures dipped to 53 degrees.
The coldest temperatures in the state during the storm, though, were undoubtedly atop Mauna Kea (as they always are). As the storm lashed the state over the weekend, Mauna Kea saw gusts to 191 mph and a dusting of snow.
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