A storm system known as a Kona Low brought significant snow to the highest elevations of the Big Island of Hawaii over the weekend and Monday. Another disturbance is producing measurable snow on the island’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits now.
In the break between the bouts of snow, we sent a meteorologist from our team to Mauna Kea to document the snowfall there. Generally 6″ fell on the high terrain, although some snow drifts were in excess of one foot. With a high sun angle from the warm May sun, the snow shouldn’t last too long.
While snow does impact the higher terrain of Maui and Hawaii from time to time, it is rare to get snow on the Big Island after April.