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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:27 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Hawai'i has a case of the chills

Advertiser Staff

Dig out those blankets, pile on those sweaters. Yes, it was cold last night and this morning. Expect more of the same tonight.

Temperatures plunged on O'ahu and Kaua'i last night into the 60s, with Wahiawa getting down to 56 degrees.

This early December chill is caused by a combination of light tradewinds, no cloud cover and clear, dry air, said National Weather Service lead forecaster Bob Farrell.

Temperatures around O'ahu and Kaua'i early this morning included 56 in Wahiawa, 60 in Lihu'e, 63 in Makaha and 66 at Honolulu airport, Farrell said.

"None of the temperatures were daily record lows, but they came close," he said. Weather officials were not sure if the Wahiawa temperature is a record low, because they only keep daily records at the Honolulu airport.

Farrell said Honolulu is expected to reach a low of 66 degrees again tonight, with other parts of the island to hit the low 60s and below. He said showers possibly beginning tomorrow evening will bring in cool, but moist air, raising the evening temperatures a bit.