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Video: Rare Winter Snowstorm Drops Feet of Snow on Mauna Kea’s Summit

Last weekend, Hawaii's first (and possibly only) snowfall of the year dropped around two feet of snow atop the Big Island's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea. The snow, which was blown into drifts up to eight feet tall in places, closed public access to the summit, which is normally accessible by road.

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Luckily, the road has been cleared, and the summit is again open to the public. Those planning on heading up should be aware, however, that it is still below freezing on the nearly 14,000-foot summit, so heavy clothing is highly recommended. 

Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. It is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. But from this video, we can see that this mountain is fully covered with snow. rodin museum virtual tour The rare winter snowstorm is the reason for this.

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