The summits of both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa saw a ton of snow last night, with more expected to fall today and into tonight. The downpour finally stopped early this morning, but more will come, as it creates a truly amazing scene in our island paradise.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Hawaii island summits until 9 a.m. Tuesday because of snow, freezing rain and black ice on roads above 8,000 feet.
Forecasters say 1 to 2 inches fell overnight Saturday and drifts of 8 to 12 inches were reported at the summits Sunday morning. Temperatures at the summits dropped into the low 20s Saturday night and are expected to be below freezing again today.
Forecasters say strong winds are also making travel to the summits hazardous.
This is your first chance of the new year to hit the snow in the morning, then go back down and catch some sun and surf in the afternoon. This is just one of the things tat makes Hawaii so unique.