It’s only October, but the snow is already falling atop Mauna Kea

It’s only October, but the snow is already falling atop Mauna Kea
Snow on Mauna Kea was seen around 4 p.m. Monday. (Source: Mauna Kea Weather Center)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some wet and unstable weather brought thunderstorms and heavy rain to the western half of the state this week.

But over on Hawaii Island, it was a different scene as snow fell atop Mauna Kea.

A light dusting was captured by cameras at the Mauna Kea Weather Center on Monday around 4 p.m. It’s believed to be the first snowfall of the winter season.

The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station said the road was closed Monday night, which is often a result of snowy or icy conditions making travel up the mountain unsafe.

More snow could be possible in the coming days as temperatures are set to linger near freezing.

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