It's rare for Iowans to be blasted by a Winter Storm in the month of May.
Since 1892, Cedar Rapids has never accumulated more than half an inch of snow in the month of May. This occurred in 1966 and also in 1907.
But in Honolulu, Hawaii, Old Man Winter is paying a visit where a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for 6"+ of fresh snow!
The National Weather Service says:
Deep tropical moisture lifting northward into the area combined with freezing temperatures and increasing instability associated with an upper low could lead to periods of heavy snow at the summits tonight through Friday night.
The Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the higher elevations of the Big Island above 12,000 feet.
The NWS added:
Heavier bursts of snow could be accompanied by gusty winds, low visibility in clouds, and cloud to ground lightning.
While most people don’t associate Hawaii with Snow. It does snow at times due to the elevation of volcanic peaks.
In December 2016, more than two feet of snow covered the dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, which is nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. It's the highest point in Hawaii.
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