Yes, it really does snow in the tropics!
Many people don't realize we have some fairly high mountains here. Mona Kea is nearly 14,000 feet and often gets a dusting of snow in our winter months. The white stuff was a little heavier than normal today but probably not evidence of global climate change. (Look elsewhere for that.)
This photo was taken outside one of the observatories atop Mona Kea. Courtesy of The Garden island Newspaper