Not your typical Maui weather: First time snow falls in a Hawaii State Park on Feb. 9, 2019

The Hawai‘i DLNR Division of State Parks reports that for perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai‘i State Park on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow. It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state. Polipoli is at 6200 feet elevation.

The Hawai’i DLNR Division of State Parks reports that for perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai’i State Park on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

The Hawai’i DLNR Division of State Parks reports that for perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai’i State Park on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. via Twitter

Personnel from numerous DLNR Divisions continue monitoring the impacts of the major winter storm bearing down on Hawai‘i.

DLNR Chair Suzanne Case and Sam Lemmo administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands spent the day on Oahu’s north shore where there is particular concern about coastal erosion and wave inundation. They watched as the height of coastal waves steadily increased across the day. Case said, “The conditions are impressive but extremely dangerous. We don’t know yet the extent of sand loss on north-facing beaches.”

“The forecasters were spot on with their predictions,” said Lemmo. “They’re calling this an unprecedented event and we concur that we rarely if ever have seen the combination of record high on-shore waves, coupled with gale force winds.”

http://strangesounds.org/2019/02/not-your-typical-maui-weather-first-time-snow-falls-in-a-hawaii-state-park-on-feb-9-2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2hwEBR6qsgoDlTj8NkHam_ZWfbCRFxRHNkavhubxT_s1haJJkrN-r64L0

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