December weather, 1920.

[Found under: “KELA AME KEIA”]

These days in Hilo have been really chilly.

These are now the long nights of Hooilo. Continue reading

Some scary weather a 150 years ago in Hanalei reported by David Kaukaha, 1870.

Raindrops in Hanalei.

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—

On Monday of last week, that being September 19. The raindrops fell heavily, along with thunder here in Hanalei. From morning until evening; and at three in the afternoon; the deeds of the (chiefess) thunder forcefully reverberated, along with lightning. Continue reading

News of “ka aina mauna,” 1883.


H. Baldwin was recently here with some other haole searching for the source of the water of Ulu, flowing in Waipio, and it was found through the patient search of that haole, and some Hawaiians along with the writer were along on that trip to find water, in the jungles of the mountain; this is thought to be water to make an auwai from Ulu to Hamakua, and it will be started perhaps soon. Continue reading

“Real Hilo weather” on Kamehameha Day 100 years ago! 1919.


Celebration at Mooheau Park Goes Ahead Full Swing in Spite of Showers and Threatening Skies.


Although rain fell this morning in Hilo, it did not put an end to the celebration of Kamehameha Day. Not so anybody would notice it, for the crowd turned up at Mooheau park to enjoy the baseball game between the road workers and the county employees, Continue reading

Kauai happenings, 1893.


Social Circles Bright and Buzzing in Spite of Bad Weather.

The weather still continues inclement, the roads uninviting; ergo, news notes are scarce.

Mrs. J. C. Lorenzen and niece, Miss Etta Daniels of Honolulu, are visiting their friends, Mr. and Mrs. H. Z. Austin, at “Ocean View,” Kapaa, where we had the pleasure of meeting the Bishop of Panopolis and accompanying priests—Father Marratian and Father Levi. The Bishop is an old-time acquaintance of the Austins, dating back from their first residence on Maui, where he had charge of the mission at Wailuku. Continue reading

Cold! 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

These have been some cold mornings and chilly evenings, perhaps because of the Ekepue wind; the “prickling pins of cold” are creeping along. Some people however are feeling perfectly comfortable while others are huddled up.

(Kuokoa, 2/6/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1869.