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Let it snow! Webcams at Hawaii’s 2 tallest mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, show signs of winter

Jessica Flores
 
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It was ideal beach weather in Hawaii on Sunday. Except on the state’s two tallest mountains, that is.

The webcams on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island showed a light dusting of snow on Sunday morning, and temperatures were hovering around freezing at both locations on Sunday afternoon, according to weather.com.

It was colder on Mauna Kea (28 degrees) than in Aspen, Colorado, or Casper, Wyoming, in the late afternoon, according to weather.com, while Mauna Loa checked in at 38 degrees. The extended forecast called for more of the same with temperatures ranging from the high-20s to the mid-40s and likely precipitation through Wednesday.

The weather was more Hawaii-like elsewhere: It was 75 at Maui and 82 in Honolulu.

Snow on Hawaii’s mountain peaks is not uncommon in the colder months because they are nearly 14,000 feet high. Mauna Kea has a sub-Arctic climate, according to the National Weather Service, and temperatures there dipped into the low teens during a February 2019 storm that even produced snow on the highest peak of Maui.

Mauna Kea had its first snowfall of the season last month, Hawaii News Now reported.

Contributing: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Source: USA Today

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