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Hawaiian snow: Maauna Kea cloudy in up to 8 inch in seasonal blizzard
Hawaii has seen an un-seasonal blizzard that covers the top of Mauna Kea, the highest volcano peak on the islands, with up to 8 inch of it. Even though the Hawaiian peaks are not as snowy as it may sound, the time of day of arrival is sooner than expected by us.
Fast-paced Google of Hawaii Weather reveals today's mean day temperatures are a gentle 75 deg (24 deg C), but up on Mauna Kea, the highest point on the Big Island of Hawaii, it is near to freeze, with wind lashing up to 25 mph, a message from Mauna Kea Meteorological Center in Hawaii reports.
Mauna Kea was filled with ice cold rains and snows since last day. Rains and snows should last until the end of the fortnight. It also pointed out that there is a high chance of a mix of snows and rains on Mauna Kea practically any time this weekend, but especially on Wednesday and Thursday as well.
Additionally, the snowsfall in the Pacific island state is particularly curious considering that statewide snowfall is at a all-time low for the remainder of the Country, and down 8. 5 per cent as of yesterday, the Washington Post Reported. Snow is not only usual in Hawaii, but is also anticipated annually.
Popular Science says if the cloud has enough icecrystals and the temperature is cool enough, you get it. Mauna Kea actually means "white mountain", because the high peak of the hill means that it is often clouded with it. Yet the snows are usually only a slight dust wipe and seldom stay on the floor for more than a few short periods, said Ken Rubin, Associate Professors of Geo and Geo-Physics at the University of Hawaii The Weather Channel.
Only the peaks of the three highest volcanos of the islands can be reached by snow: and Haleakala. Reaching an altitude of almost 14,000 ft, Mauna Kea is a favourite spot for visitors who want to experience the sun rise with a stunning look at the Hawaiian Isle. Snowstorms, although sooner than normal, are not the most strange winters ever to be had.
Honolulu, Ken Rubin, Associate professor of Earth Sciences and Geo-Physics at the Hawaii Universities of Manoa, Honolulu, noted in a recent website blogs that the islands have suffered several "freak storms" over the last hundred years, leading to snowfall of up to 3,000ft. But it' always melts very quickly and wouldn't disturb your holiday in the tropics too much.
A previous account of this history says that Mauna Loa was the highest mountain on the Great Island of Hawaii. The Mauna Kea is the highest summit of the Big Island and Hawaiian Islands. Moreover, Ken Rubin is Associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, and not at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, as previously ascribed.