Apparently, not even paradise is safe from winter's chill.
According to The Associated Press and KHON-TV, a storm brought strong winds and snow to parts of Hawaii over the weekend.
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Snow in our State Park? ⛄️❄️ Now that’s a first! . Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on Maui was blanketed in snow this weekend during a powerful winter storm. At 6,200 feet, this may be the lowest elevation at which snow has been recorded in Hawai’i. . Video: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area; mahalo Kimberly Espania. . #doyouwannabuildasnowman #winterstorm #polipoli #polipolistatepark #maui #snow #hawaiistateparks #optoutside #hawaiidlnr
Although the islands' mountains occasionally get snow, the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a Facebook post Sunday that snow fell at a state park "for perhaps the first time ever."
"Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow," the post said. "It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state. Polipoli is at 6,200 feet elevation."
DLNR Divisions Continue Monitoring Powerful Winter Storm SNOW FALLS AT POLIPOLI STATE PARK Personnel from numerous DLNR...Posted by Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) on Sunday, February 10, 2019
One video, taken by Evan Mazingo and shared by KHON-TV, quickly went viral, with tens of thousands of views on Instagram.
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