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Mauna Kea gets light dusting of snow

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MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It was no blizzard, but Mauna Kea got snow Monday night thanks to some active thunderstorms.

Ian Morrison, National Weather Service meteorologist, said snow in June atop Mauna Kea isn’t common, but it’s also not exactly rare either.

Given that temperatures at the summit are in the 30s, snow is possible anytime there are thundershowers.

“It’s definitely not common because thunderstorms aren’t common” in Hawaii, he said.

NWS posted photos of the light dusting of snow on its social media pages – and more than a few folks wished they were there.

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