More about snow on Molokai, 1912.

We received word saying that some precipices of the Olokui Mountain, Molokai is covered with snow; it was half a century ago when snow first fell on that island. The Koolau side of Molokai is tremendously cold. [He muekekei hoi a kau hapa mai, hoi ka mehana a ka wili huluhulu. ??]

[Although the previous article says Emma Nakuina thought there never was snow on Molokai before, this here seems to say that snow was recorded on Molokai some time before this!

And does anyone have clarity on the last sentence of the article?]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 3/15/1912, p. 1)

He lono kai loaa mai nei...

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 15, 1912.


Vital Statistics. 1912.


William Joseph to Iwa Paniani, Feb. 29.
Benjamin Franklin Toult to Kalani Josephine Chilton, Mar. 5.
Thomas J. Carter to Hoonani K. Kekaulike, Mar. 7.


To Richard Lovell and Palele Koani, a daughter, Feb. 18.
To John Hale and Naluhele, a daughter, Feb. 19.
To Yee Hoy and Mary Smith, a son, Mar. 1
To Hulu Akaka and Rose Kaaumoana, a daughter, Mar. 6.
To Jack Aikau and Hattie Hanuna, a son, Mar. 8.
To Nameless and Esther No, a son, Mar. 10.
To John Kaina and Hana Naehu, a son, Mar. 11.


Keauloa, at Lunalilo Home, Mar. 6.
Lucy Hulu, at the Kalihi Hospital, Mar. 6.
Joseph Kaholokai, at Leahi Home, Mar. 6.
R. S. Kapua, on School Street, Mar. 7.
Charles Kamohalii Isaac, on Henry Lane, Mar. 8.
A baby of John Hale, on Kamehameha IV Road, Mar. 10.
J. K. Kaleikini, in Waialae, Mar. 11.
Kailiuli Kanalo, on Queen Street, Mar. 12.
A baby of Jack Aikau, on School Street, Mar. 12.

(Kuokoa, 3/15/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 11, Aoao 8. Maraki 15, 1912.

If you think we’ve been having strange weather lately… Snow on Molokai? 1912.



On her way home from Molokai, Mrs. Emma Nakuina brought proof of snow [hau sano] falling on Molokai, and you can clearly see the whitening of the mountain tops behind Pukoo with snow. In the history of the inhabitation of Molokai, there has never been seen this amazing thing on that island from the beginning, and this is the first time that snow has been seen falling on Molokai. According to Mrs. Nakuina.

H. D. Bowen stated that snow fell in great quantities on the mountain behind Pukoo, so that you could see clearly the patches of snow in many places on the ridges as well as down in the valleys.

You can see the snow all the way from the harbor of Pukoo and the shore, according to Mr. Bowen. He has some land next to [illegible because of fold] and while he was there, he saw the snow.

I believe this is the first time that man remembers that snow fell on Molokai, said Mrs. Nakuina.

So it is perhaps because of the cold we’ve had these past days that snow fell on Molokai. According to the scientists, the time is coming where the tropic zone will become arctic, and will be covered in snow. Could this be the beginning of this?

[See the article from which this was translated [?] and more in The Hawaiian Star, 3/11/1912, pp. 1 & 5.]

(Aloha Aina, 3/16/1912, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 16, 1912.