- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii now has more snow than Chicago or Denver after an overnight blizzard dropped 8 inches of snow atop the state’s highest peak.

The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa were closed Wednesday after they received a blanket of snow Tuesday night. The eight inches outpaces snowfall in some of the continental U.S.’s snowiest cities.

Data from the National Weather Service shows that no snow has accumulated in Chicago in either January or February and Denver has seen only 7.9 inches of snow since Jan. 1.

After the overnight blizzard, summit temperatures hovered around 29 degrees on Wednesday, with wind speeds reported at about 40 mph.


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