Watch Hawaii become a winter wonderland

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A winter storm warning is in effect for an unlikely place: tropical Hawaii.

The National Weather Service has issued a warning for the Big Island’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes through Sunday night. 

Around 2 feet of snow has already fallen on the volcanoes’ peaks, and another 6 to 12 feet are expected throughout Sunday above 11,000 feet.

Time-lapse footage near Mauna Kea’s summit captured wind gusts and thick snow piling up near the elegantly named Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

The peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa both rise more than 13,000 feet above sea level, and both volcanoes get snow each year. Read more…

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