- You may not know it but, at high elevations, snow isn’t uncommon in Hawaii. What is uncommon, though, are 191-MPH wind and snow in Maui.
- According to National Weather Service officials, the snow may have fallen at the lowest elevation ever recorded in Hawaii history and several inches fell on East Maui’s Haleakalā volcano.
- The storm is part of a system that began to impact the island state Friday.
- Sunday afternoon a 191-mph wind gust was recorded on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea peak. Local officials say 150-mph gusts aren’t uncommon in the winter but 191-mph gusts certainly are.
- Along with the wind and snow, near 40-foot waves have been reported north of the island.
- As of Monday morning, more than 2,400 customers were without power. Wind Advisories were in effect until 6 p.m. local time and, so far, one death has been blamed on the storm.
- What’s the most unusual weather you’ve ever encountered? What’s the most severe weather you’ve ever witnessed?