MAUNA KEA, Hawaii– Yes, it even snows in paradise.The tops of
renowned Hawaii volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are getting an early coat of snow this season– with as much as eight inches in the forecast.A winter storm warning is in impact through Tuesday night as the tops of the Big Island experience white-out conditions, pic.twitter.com/wKy8piBWXi!.?.!— NWSHonolulu(@NWSHonolulu) November 28, 2017 While it might appear uncommon, it’s
in fact not unusual for snow to fall on Hawaii’s mountains. In 2015, the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa– the state’s two highest volcanic peaks– saw up to two feet of snow in early December. At the time, Ryan Lyman, projection meteorologist with the Mauna Kea Weather Center, told CBS News there has actually been 30 to 36 inches in recent winters.