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White Christmas in Hawaii? Yes, on the Big Island summits
White Christmas in Hawaii? Yes, on the Big Island summits

Although most of the nation missed out on a white Christmas this year, there were exceptions -- including Michigan, the Rockies and a bit of Hawaii. You read that right: Hawaii. The National Weather Service had issued a blizzard warning on Christmas Eve for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, where winds reached 82 mph. But the summits got just a dusting of snow, and the warning was canceled Christmas morning when the winds died down, National Weather Service meteorologist Norman Hui said. “Most people would not expect a Christmas blizzard in Hawaii,” said University of Hawaii Professor Steven Businger, who runs the Mauna Kea Weather Center. Roads to the...

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