A Touch of Winter

It is not snow in the image, but rather hail covering the ground and temporarily turning the summit white.  A trough rich in moisture is passing the islands, leading to very active thunderstorms and even hail at the summit.  We completed segex today, with thunder rumbling outside the dome. The hail melted off in a few hours, pretty while it lasted…

Hail at the Summit
Hail at the Summit

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

2 thoughts on “A Touch of Winter”

    1. I stepped out while it was still actively hailing, it stopped after a few minutes. I do enjoy our mountains various aspects, from beautiful sunny days to sheets of ice over everything!

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