You-all probably should cancel that Hawaii trip

brianmanahan

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i went to the big island, super excited about visiting the top of mauna kea and hiking out to the lava

but it snowed on mauna kea and rained on the lava, so they cancelled both things i wanted to do
 

BoomerD

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Snow on the tops of those mountains isn't unusual...this event is just more sever than normal. (keep in mind, they're over 13,000 feet elevation. Haleakala on Maui is over 10,000'.

From 2007:





Mauna Kea across the ocean from Maui.
 
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sdifox

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Snow on the tops of those mountains isn't unusual...this event is just more sever than normal. (keep in mind, they're over 13,000 feet elevation. Haleakala on Maui is over 10,000'.

From 2007:





Mauna Kea across the ocean from Maui.
pretty sure the blizzard warning is not just for the peak.
 

BoomerD

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I bet you fifty bucks nobody on that island has even heard of a parka.
I'd gladly take your money. Funny as hell...if it drops below about 60 degrees, folks run around town wearing winter jackets...including parkas...while wearing shorts and "slippas"
 

Spacehead

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Current conditions at
Bradshaw Army Air Field / Hawaii (PHSF)
Lat: 19.78°NLon: 155.55°W
Elev: 6191ft.

Today
Occasional snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 35. Strong and damaging winds, with a southwest wind 75 to 85 mph increasing to 95 to 105 mph. Winds could gust as high as 160 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight
Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 25. Wind chill values as low as -1. Strong and damaging winds, with a southwest wind 95 to 105 mph decreasing to 75 to 85 mph. Winds could gust as high as 160 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Not much snow but, damn, those winds!:eek: And that's, what, about halfway up the mountain? (Elev: 6191ft.)
 

Paperdoc

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We (living on north shore of Lake Superior) got a big laugh reading a post from a person who worked at an astronomy observatory in Hawaii. He / she said when they got a blizzard warning, they all had to leave and drive a whole 30 minutes across a mountain slope, a tropical forest, some dry areas, to the BEACH for a day or two! We cannot imagine driving half an hour to a tropical beach to escape a blizzard!
 

jpiniero

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I remember when there was snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states at the same time. The one state that didn't? Florida.
 

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