Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow on Haleakala

Yesterday we got a most unusual site outside our back window. Haleakala Crater (at 13,000 feet elevation) got snow on the peaks. A friend of mine who has a closer view from her backyard sent this picture. Isn't it amazing? Snow in Hawaii!

We have no heaters in Hawaii---no thermostats to turn up, and the temperatures have gotten as low as 55 at night and no warmer than 65 during the day for the past few days. We've been huddling with blankets, sweat shirts and pants, and warm socks trying to keep the cold from permeating our bones! Yesterday all across the islands we had a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, hail (on the Big Island) and snow. For those planning a vacation to Hawaii, you may want to stick a warm jacket in your suitcase (and maybe an umbrella as well).

Hope you are staying warm wherever you are!


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