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It's Blizzarding in Hawaii. The World Is Officially Ending.

Published On 03/05/2015 Published On 03/05/2015
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Despite what you think you know about Hawaii (even these 12 little-known facts), you probably didn't know the 50th state is still susceptible to bone-chilling temperatures and snow. It's true.

On the Big Island's summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, substantial amounts of snow have gathered since Tuesday, much to the chagrin of anyone thinking they could escape this hellacious winter weather.

With temperatures as frigid as 12 degrees Fahrenheit on the volcanic peaks, a winter weather warning was issued Wednesday, complete with predicted heavy rain, thunderstorms, and snowfall that's estimated to dump as much as a foot of snow this week. Are we sure Hawaii isn't actually part of New England?

And though Hawaii News Now reports the weather weather warning expired this morning, people have tweeted plenty of photos covered in powder. Still don't (want to) believe it? Take a look for yourself.


Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She is sick of stepping in slush puddles in NYC. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.

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