Hang 10 — and onto your wetsuits! The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Hawaii until 6 p.m. for Saturday, December 3, on Friday, December 2. According to USA Today, heavy flooding and rainfall is expected across the Pacific Islands, including up to 30 inches of snow on the peaks of the Big Island.
“A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow,” the weather service said early Friday of the weather for the tropical paradise travelers often escape to in the winter. “This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.”
According to photos and the report, the summits of two famous volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, are covered in a fresh coat of snow. The roads leading up to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are also closed as the report warns of freezing fogs and flash flooding.
The storm offers Big Island locals and visitors a gorgeous and rare view of the snow-capped peaks from lower elevations.
2016 has truly seen it all!