Hawaii’s hottest summer and coldest winter coincide with all-time highs in Oahu median home prices. Maybe it’s time we talk about the weather.
Research suggests that Hawaii's unusual temperatures last year may have been a factor in driving up Oahu home prices.
Last September, two Hawaii cities reported the highest summer temperatures in over 100 years. "It really is significantly warmer than what we typically have," said meteorologist Chris Brenchley. He added that, once humidity was factored in, "We started to see those heat index values in the high 90's, even in the triple digits."
That month, the median home price in Honolulu reached a historical new high of $730K.
Then in January of 2016, the National Weather Service reported the lowest…