Hail nearly the size of chicken eggs in Keaukaha, 1920.

There was heavy lighting and thunder in the evening of this past Monday, and hail [hua hekili] fell in some places of Keaukaha. Some of the hailstones that the children of a haole family staying there that evening picked up were almost the size of chicken eggs. Hail broke through the shingles of a house there.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/1/1920, p. 2)

Ikaika ka uwila...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Aperila 1, 1920.

Snow on Hualalai 150 years ago. 1862.

Much Snow, and cold.

O People reading the Hoku Loa. There is News seen here in Waimea; on the 15th of February, there was extreme cold; there was snow on Mauna Kea, and it almost reached its base, and there was snow atop Hualalai. It was the first time I saw snow on Hualalai in 30 years. What is this? What is it a sign of? There was also heavy rains earlier.

If the heavy rains lasted for a couple of hours, it would have had a massive flood [Kaiakahinalii] here. The livestock and people would have been in trouble. But no! the rain, thunder, and lightning soon stopped. The people were still afraid; When will the people be afraid of the smoke, thunder, and lightning of Gehenna, and go to the protection of Jesus?


(Hoku Loa, 3/1862, p. 34.)

Hau nui, me ke anu.

Ka Hoku Loa, Buke III, Helu 9, Aoao 34. Maraki, 1862.