Mother Nature Loses Mind As It Snows in Hawaii
Hawaii, you know, that tropical destination which is its own reason to order a coconut with a straw in it, had a snow day over the weekend.
This might not mean the end is nigh, but we aren’t taking any chances.
The Huffington Post reports on the latest sign that the world’s weather is nothing more than a capricious diva that does whatever she wants.
According to the report, Mauna Kea saw 1.5 inches of snow Friday morning. Now this is hardly enough to bust out the sleigh or make snowmen, but it’s enough to pique our interest and drop our jaw at some of the following images.
One section, for a brief moment, resembled an outpost on Hoth, minus the bedlam of a full on Imperial incursion.
West Hawaii Today puts to rest most of our concerns that the world would devolve into similar circumstances that played out in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” stating that summer snow in the area does happen, just not all that often.
This was a case of the perfect conditions for a remarkable weather event: “Summit temperatures were right around freezing when the moisture moved in.”
As the report states, the snow was gone by the afternoon, so feel free to pack your swimming trunks and leave the scarves at home.
Hawaii isn’t snowed out and you can still make the ill-advised purchase of myriad puka shell necklaces.
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