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.

1 thought on “More about snow on Molokai, 1912.

  1. Absolutely fascinating series of posts on unusual snowfalls on the lesser known Hawaiian peaks. As a lifelong Hawaii resident and weather enthusiast, these articles are pure gold!

    I have always wondered if snow ever fell on the tallest peaks of Kauai, the West Maui Mountains and Kohala Mountain in modern times. Considering the lower height of Molokai’s highest summit, I imagine it has happened in this century.

    Thank you for the rare information!


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