A winter weather advisory, downgraded from a winter storm warning, was in effect in Hawaii yesterday as cold weather and high winds brought snow accumulations to the higher elevations of 13,083-foot Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.
Heavy rain, gusty winds, snow on summits pounds Big Island of Hawaii…FLOOD WARNING, WIND ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SUMMITS 04/16/2022 THROUGH 04/18/2022….BE SAFE BIG ISLAND OHANA
Although Hawaii is more often associated with sunshine, beaches, and surfing, it’s not unusual for them to receive snow and it is even possible to ski/ride at the higher elevations. A storm in January 2020 dumped up to three feet, snow in January 2021 was enough to ski and ride, a winter storm watch was issued in May 2021, and more recently a storm in December 2021 brought heavy snow too.
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The National Weather Service says additional accumulations of up to two inches are possible today.
Currently, at 7:45am, it is 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit. pic.twitter.com/vQUOAZQaTU
— KITV4 – Meteorologist Malika Dudley (@MalikaDudley) April 17, 2022
— Jesse Ferrell (AccuWeather) (@WeatherMatrix) April 18, 2022
It seems like it is just snowing everywhere!
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) April 16, 2022