Living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I have been waiting all winter to see snow on the top peaks of Mauna Kea. This morning it finally happened! And it was a lot of snow, the most I have ever seen, between 1-2 feet according to the forecasters.They also said that temperatures at the summit are expected to remain near freezing, so the beautiful snow capped mountains could last for more than a week.
At 13,678' elevation, Mauna Kea is a magestic mountain that is usually shrouded in clouds, but every once in a while everyone is treated to a clear view of the mountain top with its commanding silhouette.
The Hawaiians named this large mountain Mauna Kea which translates to White Mountain. Absolute Perfection.
This photo is from yesterday, from our local KHON2 television news.