Those in search of a winter wonderland may want to visit Hawaii.
Multiple reports have surfaced that high points on the island of Hawaii are getting a blanket of snow this week. Yes. Hawaii.
Meanwhile, Utah hasn’t seen much snow so far this winter.
As CBS News reported, summits of the volcanos Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on what is known as the "big island" of Hawaii have received an early coat of snow, with forecasters predicting 8 inches for the week.
In fact, local station KGMB-TV reported that a winter storm warning went into effect on Tuesday.
Temperatures in the area dropped between 33 and 27 degrees with 15 to 25 mph winds.
This may seem odd weather, but it isn’t, according to The Huffington Post. Snow commonly falls in Hawaii.
In fact, Hawaii received more snow in one week than Denver or Chicago did in the first two months of 2017.
Oh, and the "big island" had snowfall this past summer, specifically during thunderstorms on Mauna Kea in August, HuffPost reported.
Still, Hawaii’s snowfall is a little out of the ordinary since it’s not happening in many other parts of the country, according to The Washington Post.
“Not that Hawaii doesn’t get snow — the mountain peaks are often snowy through the winter — but it’s odd to be talking about record-low snow extent in one story, and then turn around and see videos like this from Hawaii.”
In fact, as The Washington Post reported earlier this week, warm weather has encapsulated much of the Rocky Mountain range, bringing high temperatures to the Mountain West and Desert Southwest. Record high temperatures were recorded over Thanksgiving weekend and early this week in the region, including Utah and Colorado.
The National Weather Service tweeted on Tuesday that Utah’s snowfall numbers this year are vastly lower than 2016.
“A disappointing snow cover so far this November. Last year in comparison we had as much as 40 inches of snow in the northern mountains and several inches in the valleys of western and northern Utah,” the NWS said.
A disapointing snow cover so far this November. Last year in comparison we had as much as 40 inches of snow in the northern mountians and several inches in the valleys of western and northern Utah. #utwx pic.twitter.com/ja0DZO97p8— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) November 29, 2017
That might change this weekend, however. According to KSL weather, snow is expected to fall across the Wasatch Front on Sunday.