Wild weather: Snow in Hawaii during record-breaking hot July

A light snow fell on Mauna Kea Friday morning. The summit of the dormant volcano is 13,796 feet above sea level.

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The Star Advertiser reports that it is a rare event, but not unheard of, according to a local meteorologist.

Many areas of the state faced flooding from storms that dumped heavy rain across the region.

Hawaii is also in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. The state has set high temperature records 20 times so far in July.

Maybe the photos of snow will make local residents feel a bit cooler.

Yup. It snowed last night on Maunakea.

Posted by W. M. Keck Observatory on Friday, July 17, 2015

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