Aloha from the Big Island of Hawai’i!

Malahini Jul 9, 2018

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    According to the National Weather Service, it is a severe winter storm involving heavy or blowing snow that meets these conditions: "Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph will accompany falling and/or blowing snow to frequently reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile for three or more hours."

    They tend to turn visibility to near zero (whiteout), and accumulate snow into enormous drifts. You're not likely to encounter one on Hawaii, but in north Dakota, they happen every year, sometimes several times a year.
    Blizzards blanket the ground with snow, making shots like this possible:

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    Ok, now that I've completely hijacked your thread, back to your normally scheduled programming. :p
     
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  2. Malahini

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    ROFL Why would anyone live in that environment? LOL

    Ok. My father was born and raised in ND before they moved to NW Washington. Hawaii even has it's share of snow. A few of us cycle up Mauna Loa once a month and look across to Mauna Kea (White Mountain) which occasionally does have snow.
     

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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Your state has peaks that reach 10000 feet, so snow, even in the tropical pacific, is not unheard of.

    I actually love this state. I can deal with the cold way better than the heat. I can always put more clothes on, but when it's hot, I can't legitimately take enough off! :p
     
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    What can I say? LOL One of the reasons I like it here. Say no more. A winks as good as nod ...
     

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