Snow falls in Hawaii!

Hawaii

Snow covers the peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s big island, 14 June 2016 (Photo by SSPL/NASA/Getty Images)


Although it seems unlikely given the tropical latitude of Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it can snow on some of the state’s highest peaks.

Snow fell on the peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s big island this week.

Keep in mind both peaks are 13,000 feet (4,000 metres) above sea level.

Rain showers and thunderstorms developed at lower elevations.

Climatologists say snow can fall during any month of the year on Hawaii’s tallest mountains.

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