When most people think of Hawaii,
they don't typically envision snow but up above 13,000 feet elevation,
the summit of Mauna Kea gets snow capped each winter. this year,
the snow came earlier than usual thanks to a Kona low which is
a deep low pressure system that caused the National Weather Service
to issue blizzard warnings for the summit.
Mauna Kea is also the tallest
mountain in the world, taller than Mount Everest. If you measured
the height of Mauna Kea from its base, deep below sea level,
it would top out at over 33,000 feet compared to Mount Everest
which stands at just over 29,000 feet. Most of Mauna Kea lies
below sea level.