Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow on Maui!

It's been so cooooold! Sometimes I think I forget how cold it can get here in the winter in upcountry Maui...but I really don't think it's been this cold for a while. Yesterday in Makawao it was 54 degrees outside at 10:30 a.m. I know thats not cold for most who live on the mainland..but my body is not acclamated to it nor do we have heaters. So I'm walking around in layers of clothing, double socks and my wonderfully warm chennel scarf that my friend Tina of Belle Adorn knitted for me.

We got snow too! It's way up on the volcano Haleakala...we do get it every once in a while. I've always heard that they close the road so don't even try going up there. I also heard that the only way to get to the snow is if the weather is acting like it is gonna snow up there possibly overnight..go up the day before and camp at Hosmers Grove and then you may be fortunate enough to wake up to snow. I'm not sure if it's true though. My son and my nephews have never seen the snow..I sure would like to take them up there. I'm not ready to turn into a popsicle in my tent for a couple inches of snow though.

Heres a pic my mom emailed me this morning..

and here are a bunch of pics on KITV.COM click on the link that says "see viewer photos" under the photo of snow covered Haleakala to the right.

1 comment:

Suzy said...

It's always so stunning to hear someone say "I've never seen snow" or the beach or something in that sense. In Missouri, we get every weather there is except for hurricanes! The other day, it got to 70 degrees. The next day, we got 6 inches of snow. But, I bet 54 degrees is chilly for you! When we're so use to 15 degree weather, we're in short sleeve shirts when it's 50 degrees out! :-)