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Why has it been so hot and humid lately?

  • Video by Kristen Consillio

Hawaii has been enduring unusually hot and humid weather lately.

Vanessa Almanza, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said today’s humidity was caused by a surface trough to the northwest of the islands drawing moisture over the state from the south.

This weekend’s humidity, however, was caused by a different system. Almanza said that was from the remnants of Tropical Storm Kristy in the Eastern Pacific sending moisture over the islands via the trade winds.

In this video, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist Leigh Anne Eaton explains how Hurricane Lane could cause moisture to increase around the islands.

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