Video Shows Man Throwing Snowball in Hawaii as Volcano Covered in Snow

By Newsweek By Newsweek   | 3 months ago
Video Shows Man Throwing Snowball in Hawaii as Volcano Covered in Snow

The first weekend of meteorological winter opened with a blast as snow blanketed the peaks of Hawaii's Big Island.

A video posted Wednesday to Storyful by Derek Petrowski, a telescope operator and support technician at W.M. Keck Observatory on the Mauna Kea Summit, shows one person throwing a snowball off the inactive volcano. The video also shows workers driving through the thick snow atop the nearly 14,000 foot summit.

Newsweek reached out to officials at the W.M. Keck Observatory for comment.

A "Kona low" has hit Hawaii over the last 24 hours, dropping snow on the high peaks, including Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Mauna Kea has seen a half a foot of snow. The Kona system a... Read Entire Article


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