Snow in the tropics it happens, but at such low altitudes is a rarity. Over the last few days in Hawaii fell to a record amount of snow. The thickness of the snow cover in some parts of the island reaches 90 centimeters. Forecasters say snow in the tropics it happens, but at such low altitudes is a rarity.
The most powerful precipitation fell on the areas around the two highest peaks of the island volcanoes of Mauna kei and Mauna Loa.
Both mountains exceed four kilometers in height and their slopes are popular among fans of skiing and snowboarding, however, the infrastructure at their foot are almost not adapted to such weather conditions. With almost zero visibility local residents are asked not to leave their homes. According to forecasts, snowfall will continue on Sunday. In other areas of the island rains.