Today, parts of Connecticut got into the 50’s. Meanwhile, right now, as I type this, it’s 25° on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii! In fact, though there’s no contemporaneous full observation available, it is likely snowing at the observatory and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect.
Winter weather at Mauna Kea isn’t as rare as you would imagine, with snowfall a few times each year. After all, Mauna Kea means white mountain! The mountain hosts an unofficial ski area, without lifts or snow making equipment, and it will probably be busy later today.
4 PM HST SUN DEC 28 2003
…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR BIG ISLAND SUMMITS CONTINUES TONIGHT
A DEEP LOW NEAR THE STATE HAS CAUSED THE FREEZING LEVEL TO LOWER TO
11000 FEET..SNOW AND STRENGTHENING HIGH WINDS. THE WIND CHILL AND
HEAVY SNOW WILL BE MAKING FOR DANGEROUS WINTER CONDITIONS ON THE
AREAS THROUGH MONDAY.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS WINTER CONDITIONS…
INCLUDING HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET…ARE EXPECTED. TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT
AREAS IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED UNTIL THE WEATHER IMPROVES…AND
ROADS ARE CLEARED. FOR RECORDED INFORMATION ON ROAD CONDITIONS…