Snow in Hawaii? That may not be something you would consider, right? But on Sunday, December 18, and Monday, December 19, volcanos Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa saw snow.
The two islands saw a significant amount of snowfall as well as thundersnow, which includes thunder and lightning. Earlier in December, more than a foot of snow was seen near Mauna Kea.
While you may think snow in Hawaii is strange, it’s actually not uncommon in this area as the mountains have an elevation of 14,000 feet. A third volcano, Haleakala, also sees snow. Around three to five snow events can be seen every year in Hawaii.