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article imageIt snowed in Hawaii on Friday

By Owen Weldon     Jul 18, 2015 in World
On Friday morning, a thunderstorm touched down in Hawaii, and along with it came some snow. However, the only place it accumulated was at Mauna Kea's summit.
The snowfall didn't amount to much, as only 1 ½ to 2 inches was dropped on the summit, which is the tallest peak in Hawaii. There are some cameras located at the summit, and the cameras showed that snow was still on the ground midday Friday.
The mix of rain and snow was reported by a park ranger. Snow can fall on the summit at any point of time during the year, but according to National Weather Service meteorologist Maureen Ballard, winter is when there's a greater chance of it happening. Overnight, temperatures at tallest peak in Hawaii were about freezing.
Ryan Lyman, Mauna Kea Weather Center forecast meteorologist, said that the snow should be melting fast. The Chief Meteorologist at KEYC News, Mark Tarello, Tweeted a photo of the rare Hawaii snowfall.
The road to the summit of Mauna Kea was closed down on Friday, as the snow caused icy road conditions. Asides from snow and rain, fog was also reported at Mauna Kea.
Snow does usually fall in Hawaii d but only at the three tallest summits, with one of them being Mauna Kea. The other two summits are Mauna Loa and Haleakala.
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