It Snowed on Maui - it happens once in a while

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Maui Hawaii gets snow on topSnow tops Haleakala Mountain on Maui

We got some snow on Maui!  And it stayed more than one day this time.  On average, we get snow on Maui about every 5 years or so.  This time it was quite a lot of snow coverage, much more than the usual dusting.  This great shot is by Kevin Ditamore, taken from upcountry Kula Maui.

The Maui News reports that the road to the 10,000 ft summit of Haleakala was closed above the 7,000 foot elevation before dawn Monday due to unsafe driving conditions... high winds and ice.  The road was reopened after 11 a.m. on Monday once it was safe to drive.  The road was closed again today too, so no need trying to go up and make a snowman!  It feels like it might snow again tonight up at the higher elevations.

Haleakala National Park is the crown jewel atop the mountain here, and a trip to this sacred Hawaiian place is an unforgettable experience .  If you're visiting Maui, ithis is on the top 10 list of things to do.  You can get there by car, by bicycle, or by foot, or you can visit the park on a commercial tour bus.  If you're really fit, you can even run up there with the Valley Isle Road Runners on Saturday March 15th 2008, in the Run to the Sun.  Take some warm clothes or blankets when you go up! 

maui beach foot print in the sand with wave

 

The snow won't last long and it will be gone, and the bus tours  and bike tours will resume their trips through Kula Maui.  People will go back to their jobs in the Park, and at Science City.

Meanwhile back at the beach... it's warm and sunny and the wave froth washes over your bare feet, cold drink in hand.  Business as usual in the resorts.  Good news for property owners.

Maui has a lot to offer.  There's something for everyone.  Do you have any questions about living on Maui? 

 

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Rainer
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Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
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WOW!

You have now and us here in Indiana has tornadoes. Crazy, crazy weather.

Happy Selling!

Tony Grego - Indiana Mortgage Broker

Jan 29, 2008 10:13 PM #1
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Charles McDonald
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WOW! What a sight to see. We were married on Maui and just loved it there.

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Jan 29, 2008 10:28 PM #2
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Goergina

That has got to be amazing.

Tom Braatz

Jan 29, 2008 11:14 PM #3
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
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WOW!  I never knew that you got a snowfall every once in 5 years!  GORGEOUS backdrop!  These pacific storms keep coming and we desperately need the rain in the west!
Jan 29, 2008 11:46 PM #4
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WOW - I am assuming that is like snow in Florida - something that is gone before you know it and happens once in a blue moon - at least you caught it for the photo! great job!
Jan 30, 2008 01:29 AM #5
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Karen Hurst
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Georgina, It seems very weird to see the foliage and snow in the same photo and then read about days at the beach!! Spectacular looking mountain. I suppose one gets used to seeing it all.

Jan 30, 2008 03:09 AM #6
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Bill Somerset
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What a beautiful part of the country.  Kind of looks like my home with all of that snow!
Jan 30, 2008 03:12 AM #7
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Laura Cerrano
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Georgina, Your area looks just gorgeous...I didn't know it snowed there, it must be quite a sight for everyone.  Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures.
Jan 30, 2008 11:13 AM #9
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Tony - The Big Island gets even more snow than us, as Mauna Kea is over 13,000 feet high.

Charles - Maui weddings have become a big business now, especially for the Japanese market.

Tom - It's always a nice surprise to see it!

Renee - Can I ship you over some rain?

BJ - Not my photo this time.

Karen - There are so many micro-climates on this one island, that you can find what you're looking for.

Bill - Yeah it does kinda!

Deborah - I so miss BC - the spring time... all those blossoms, and the rivers.

Carole - People get excited when it happens... some of them have never experienced snow up close.

Jan 30, 2008 01:37 PM #10
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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snow on maui 2008

Here's a picture taken today... zoomed in from sea level, during a brief puka in the clouds.  This is the longest time we have had snow stick around.  Might have to bust out the cold weather gear and head up for some sport.... lol

Jan 30, 2008 01:43 PM #11
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Elaine Stewart
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Just beautiful, you may actually need to own a jacket if you live on Maui...I would love to go skiing in the morning and surfing in the afternoon.

Jan 30, 2008 04:07 PM #12
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Elaine - just don't try and go scuba diving and skiing in the same day... too much altitude differential

Deborah - that's how far away I like my snow, unless I have skis on.

Jan 30, 2008 06:29 PM #14
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Georgina...Snow!!!  What next???

Absolutely love the photo of the footprint in the sand.  Great Shot indeed.

Cheers,

Kathleen

Jan 31, 2008 02:57 PM #15
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Benjamin Clark
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Georgina, I have clients who live in Hawaii and I understand the rain has been falling for DAYS! You have got to be getting record snowfall as well. Don't let the opportunity to get more of these rare Hawaii snow-shots go by!
Feb 02, 2008 05:51 PM #16
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Kathleen - I was just kidding about the notes.  Still haven't cracked a book yet either.

Benjamin - It doesn't always snow..... it hardly ever snows.  I doubt if we'll see any more now.

Feb 02, 2008 07:03 PM #17
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Bill Roberts
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Georgina, That's how I like snow - in a picture.

Bill Roberts

Feb 03, 2008 02:51 AM #18
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Bill - You and me both!  Once in a while I like to take a ski trip, but honestly I'd rather take a beach trip!
Feb 03, 2008 01:28 PM #19
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Lisa Hill
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How cold is it there? I was walking around in a sleeveless blouse and sandals today. The most we ever get are a few flurries.
Feb 03, 2008 03:35 PM #20
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This is my second attempt at leaving my comment Georgina,,,Explorer shut me down! I was simply explaining that you are a lovely woman living in paradise with sun, sand and snow. I was searching for a picture of a green-eyed monster to leave to make you smile and BANG - up comes my Norton telling me it caught a virus. So much for my monster. I hope you get the point anyway. Lucky girl. Deb
Feb 06, 2008 05:01 PM #21
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Lisa - It gets cold up top, but down at the beaches it's usually in the 80's, the 70's would be "cold".

Debra - thanks for coming by.  here's a green eyed monster for you...

Feb 08, 2008 08:50 AM #22
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