Two Feet of Snow Forecasted For... Hawaii?!
Parts of Hawaii's 'Big Island' may see as much as two feet of snowfall, according to The Weather Channel, but experts say this kind of thing is no rarity.
Ken Rubin, a professor of geology at the University of Hawaii, said it snows every year in the Aloha State, but usually only atop the Big Island's three tallest volcanoes: Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala.
"The snow level almost never gets below 9,000 feet," Rubin said.
High-altitude sections of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park have been closed due to the snow and other wintry weather conditions on an island known better for its sunshine and surfing.
While there are no ski areas on Mauna Kea, that doesn't stop some outdoor adventurers from utilizing the roads leading to the volcano's notable observatories and setting off down the unmaintained and sometimes dangerous slopes.
Across the rest of the islands today, a chance of heavy rains and some flooding replace snow in the forecast for those lower elevations.