The tropical Pacific decided to get in on the winter storm action that has blanketed much of the PNW in historic snow in recent weeks. Over the weekend, a powerful winter storm system in Hawaii dropped snow at possibly never before seen elevations. Maui’s Polipoli State Park received a dusting of snow at only 6,200 feet. “Perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai‘i State Park,” the DLNR posted to its Facebook page Sunday. “Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow. It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state.” It was enough to close the park. It’s not just snow in Maui either that makes the weekend’s weather historic. 13,398-foot Mauna Kea, on the big island, was hit with a 191-mph wind gust on Sunday, while massive, disorganized surf pounded the coasts. Winds are expected to decrease at Mauna Kea early this week. To only 140 mph.

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