Really, this is SNOW in a picture taken today (July 17th) from the web-cam on top on Mauna Kea. We do get snow at our highest peaks occasionally in Hawaii but not during our summers. At 13,796 feet Mauna Kea on the Big Island gets a sprinkling of snow often in winter. Today because of unusual weather patterns the summit is reporting an inch and a half of frozen snow.
All of our islands have been experiencing hotter-than-usual weather recently due to some weak storms systems that have cut off our cooling trade winds. Those storms have caused higher-than-normal humidity too. Time to head up to the high country and try some sledding!
It's still paradise here but we're glad to have our ceiling fans or even our rarely used air conditioners these days. ;-)