Hawaii Snowfall: A Rare and Beautiful Sight

A video of snow falling in Hawaii has taken people by surprise.

The snow fell at the summit of Mauna Kea, a volcano on the island of Hawaii.

The area received several inches of snow.

 Snow is not uncommon in Hawaii at high elevations.

The highest peak on an island on earth is Mauna Kea.

Recent storms meant that snow was falling instead of rain at the summit of Mauna Kea.

air at the summit of Mauna Kea can be cold enough for precipitation to fall in the form of snow.

The threat of accumulating snow is winding down.

Unless ascending a volcano, visitors can expect warm, pleasant weather, with December highs averaging in the low 80s.

Despite occasional snow at higher altitudes, Hawaii maintains its typical warm climate, perfect for winter getaways.