Hawaii is set to give the Windy City a weird weather run for its money — the tropical paradise is about to have more snow than Chicago has seen all year, forecasters predicted.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning Wednesday for the mountain peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, where 6 to 10 inches with wind gusts up to 65 mph are expected.
Meanwhile, Chicago, infamous for brutal winters, hasn’t recorded any snow for the months of January and February for the first time in 146 years, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Despite balmy temps at sea level in Hawaii, snowfall near mountain peaks isn’t uncommon, because they’re nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, according to USA Today.
Snow has already fallen on both of the mountain peaks on at least two separate occasions in December last year, the newspaper reported.
The only other area of Hawaii that sees regular snow is the peak of a volcano on Maui, which gets snow about once every five years.