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Hawaii Weather: Trade Winds Drop, Island Muggier; Experts Puzzled

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A Kite Surfer enjoys the Trades Winds at Kailua, Hawaii.

By    |   Monday, 03 Jun 2013 09:59 AM

The gentle trade winds that make living in Hawaii so pleasant are declining, changing weather across the islands for reasons experts have not determined yet.

But University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers found a decades-long decline in the trade winds that keep Hawaii cool, according to The Associated Press.

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Their findings published last fall in the Journal of Geophysical Research included a 28 percent drop in northeast trade wind days at Honolulu's airport since the early 1970s.

Some affects are relatively minor, such as residents unaccustomed to the humidity complaining about the weather and having to use their fans and air conditioning more often.

Other weather changes in Hawaii are more consequential, including less rainfall and winds being too weak to blow away volcanic smog.

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