Hawaii Is Getting a Blizzard (No, Seriously)

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Hawaii Is Getting a Blizzard (No, Seriously)
Snow on the summit of Mauna Loa on December 2, 2021.
Gif: USGS

If you’re in the Lower 48 looking for snow, may I suggest a trip to Hawaii? While a good chunk of the U.S. suffers under a snow-killing heat dome, Hawaii is in for a real-deal blizzard.

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The National Weather Service issued rare blizzard warnings for the highlands of the Big Island on Friday as a powerful storm plows into the island chain. The forecast would be gnarly even if it weren’t in the tropics. But in the paradise that is the Big Island, it’s downright incredible.

“Travel could be very difficult to impossible,” the NWS Honolulu office warned. “Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility at times, with periods of zero visibility.”

The high reaches of the Big Island could see “12 inches or more” according to the agency, and winds will gust more than 100 mph (160 kph), stats that would put even the most fearsome nor’easter to shame.