Snow in Hawaii today, 20-39 inches - is it climate change?

Real Estate Agent with Resort and Second-Home Specialist REALTOR Broker #21673

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

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Comments (9)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is news to me Kathleen Luiten . I knew they had mountains but not to that elevation.

Dec 03, 2016 09:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew that it snowed on the big island, and that it has every climate.  That is what is supposed to happen at the Summit.  A

Dec 03, 2016 09:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, Kathleen. Never think of snow and Hawaii in the same sentence... but with that elevation, no wonder.

Dec 03, 2016 03:08 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

We are in the final stretch as December is here. Hope you finish out 2016 with numbers better than lat year. Much success the final days ahead.

Dec 03, 2016 10:30 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I heard it on the news...who would have thought!

Dec 04, 2016 12:40 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What a lovely photo Kathleen Luiten ...Mother Nature at her finest!

Dec 05, 2016 11:28 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I have rented a jeep for the month so as soon as my husband arrives on Big Island, I'm taking him to the top of Mauna Kea. We've been halfway there before but the road was closed to all but 4-wheel, and now I've got a 4-wheel drive vehicle, so watch out.

Somebody asked me the other day if I wasn't afraid to drive in the snow. Hey, I may live in Sacramento, but I'm from Minnesota!

Dec 06, 2016 08:31 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Moana Loa has snow too, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents You'll have plenty of use for that Jeep between snow, active volcanoe flow and hidden off-road tracks to beaches!  

Dec 06, 2016 01:15 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Wow!  I had no idea there was snow there.  Enjoy!

Dec 06, 2016 02:07 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Kathleen, I saw this on the news the other day. Interesting how much snow fell.

Dec 06, 2016 02:39 PM