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Hawaii Gets A White Christmas

I hope all the ActiveRainers had a wonderful Christmas.  Hawaii had a white Christmas this year due to a storm that hit the Big Island.  While it's common for Mauna Loa to get snow in the winter, this time both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea received snow.  Here is a time-lapse video taken from one of the observatories.  I imagine the skiers will be out today.


Next up, New Years celebrations!


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Comment balloon 12 commentsRichard Dolbeare, R(B) • December 26 2008 12:13PM


Very cool!  How long did it stay on the ground?  Hawaii is high on my list of places I want to go to in my lifetime.

Posted by Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist (Raleigh Cary Realty) almost 12 years ago

I haven't been able to find additional details so don't know if Mauna Kea still has snow.  Mauna Loa is higher it's common to see snow up there.  I live on a different island but am told that adventuresome spirits snow ski in the winter using a bus to take them back to the top.  Winds and the wind chill can be brutal up there.


Posted by Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

What!??!   Even Hawaii saw snow?    Is it a coming Ice Age, after all????

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 12 years ago

Hi Richard

Hawaii is a great place to life and enjoy life.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig


Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 12 years ago

I would have never imagined snow in Hawaii for Christmas.....or any other time! :)

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 11 years ago

Wow... a White Christmas in Hawaii. It doesn't get much better than that!! ~A:)

Posted by Alisha Harrison, Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert! (John L. Scott, Belfair) over 11 years ago

Hi Richard, Your video is pretty amazing.  The words Hawaii and snow in the same sentence is somehow oxymoronic.  Have a great day.~

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 11 years ago

Richard ~ What's going on in the islands now that the new year has really gotten underway?  It's supposed to storm in Alabama today....I think I'd like to be in Hawaii.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 11 years ago

I regret that the 2 islands where I hang out (Kauai & Maui) had no snow but it's normal for the Big Island to have white mountain tops in the Winter.  I've been there to see it first hand and it's actually quite pretty, even more so because it's unexpected in Hawaii.

We've had unusually cloudy weather since before Christmas and lots of rain.  The airplanes were even landing in the "wrong" direction one day last week.  For those who haven't been here yet, our trade winds usually blow from East to West which means the plans land from West to East.  Anything else is called a "Kona Wind".  It also means the West side of all the islands is dry because clouds lose their moisture as they pass over the mountains.

Aloha and don't forget to bring your snow skiies along with your snorkle gear when you come to Hawaii!

Posted by Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Wow I didn't realize it snowed in Hawaii has it always been this way or has weather shifted? 

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) over 11 years ago

I guess it is true you learn something new every day. Never knew there is snow  in Hawaii.


Posted by Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist (eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales) over 11 years ago

Snow is rare in San Diego proper (not so rare in the mountains), but I just never think of snow and Hawaii in the same thought.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 11 years ago

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