There’s A Snowstorm In Hawaii Right Now

Snow cones in a snow whirlwind? Yes please!

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, two of Hawaii’s tallest volcanoes, after a covering of snow fell on their elevations overnight and heavy volleys sustain.

While tourists laze on Big Island beaches below, “significant amounts of snow” are expected to continue through the weekend at altitudes above 11,000 paws. Snowfall could pile up some 20 to 30 inches through Saturday, local word depot Hawaii News Now reports.

Hmm, this isn’t fairly the sandy paradise we often identify in photos 😛 TAGEND

Snow actually isn’t an entirely rare vision in Hawaii: The islands’ volcanic tops can get snow or rainwater at any time of year, including July.

But of course, guests and neighbourhoods often make a point to play in the descent wherever possible. The conferences of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea are currently closed due to this week’s snowstorm, but when thoughts subside, it won’t has become a surprise to see snowboarders and skiers taking to the makeshift slopes.

Check out some photos from a 2009 snowstorm on Mauna Kea:

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