Hawaii’s Big Island construed a rare weather phenomenon this week a hefty quantity of thundersnow.
Mauna Kea, a inactive volcano and the state’s highest meridian, was hit Sunday by “significant snowfall with continuous thunder and lightning, ” according to the National Weather Service.
Believe it or not, Hawaii is no stranger to snow. The state’s three tallest volcanoes — Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Haleakala — often understand snowfall a few times per year.
Thundersnow is another story, nonetheless. The phenomenon is rare in itself( only. 07 percentage of snowstorms made in association with thunder, according to Mother Nature Network ), but this Hawaiian snowstorm is all the more unusual.
Webcam footage filmed atop Mauna Kea on Sunday depicted low visibility, and some of the cameras appeared to freeze over throughout the day.
Earlier this month, more than a hoof of snow fell atop Mauna Kea, accompanying tourists and neighbourhoods to its freshly pulverized ascents to build snowmen, slide down its sides and know the weirdness of snow in the Aloha State.
Hawaii’s Big Island, though smaller in neighbourhood than the state of Connecticut, is an impressive convergence of climate areas, with tropical rainforests, dry lava plains and snowcapped mountains . It’s a residence where you can go snowboarding or skiing and, a few hours later, channel-surf in the heated ocean.
So, if you are planning a errand to Hawaii, don’t worry about the snow devastating your vacation. All snowfalls on small island developing are located at very high raisings, so your beach days will be safe from the bitter cold.