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2021-12-03 2:31:46 PM  
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2021-12-03 3:23:59 PM  
Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa can definitely get snow. Don't recommend skiing there because the sharp lava rocks underneath a thin layer of snow would easily tear you up like a cheese grater if you fell down.

/Thin air gives some people health problems up there too. Happened to a friend of mine last time I went
 
2021-12-03 3:34:00 PM  
Yeah, I'd watch those mountain passes if traveling up there.

Glad to see we got the obligatory snow in Hawaii story already this year.
 
2021-12-03 3:51:27 PM  
But only in upper elevations right? RIGHT?
 
2021-12-03 4:05:28 PM  
Not to worry. Hawaii has volcanoes to cancel that blizzard nonsense out. Republican congresspeople told me so.
 
2021-12-03 4:14:13 PM  
 
2021-12-03 4:19:39 PM  
I thought Hawaii had every biome on Earth EXCEPT tundra.
 
2021-12-03 4:30:40 PM  
... expected a World of Warcraft joke, leaving surprised.
 
2021-12-03 4:39:41 PM  

lifeslammer: Meanwhile....

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/wheres-the-snow-rockies-winter-starts-with-a-whimper


Sierras as well.
 
2021-12-03 4:40:48 PM  
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2021-12-03 5:10:33 PM  
Looks like there's 7 dairy queens so it's not that farfetched
 
2021-12-03 5:12:56 PM  

SomeAmerican: ... expected a World of Warcraft joke, leaving surprised.


I figured it was a limited Diablo 4 beta.
 
2021-12-03 6:22:04 PM  

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2021-12-03 8:04:33 PM  

Samfucious: I thought Hawaii had every biome on Earth EXCEPT tundra.


There is nothing resembling plant life up there just rocks
 
2021-12-03 9:13:40 PM  
I think if you get caught in a snowstorm in Hawaii, you should wait at least a couple days before you eat your companions.  It might thaw.
 
2021-12-03 9:14:11 PM  
The mountains are kinda high up so it's not really that surprising.

/Am I, like, the only one who paid attention in Earth Science?
//I mean, I do have PhD, but whatever.
 
2021-12-03 9:36:11 PM  
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2021-12-03 10:47:06 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa can definitely get snow. Don't recommend skiing there because the sharp lava rocks underneath a thin layer of snow would easily tear you up like a cheese grater if you fell down.

/Thin air gives some people health problems up there too. Happened to a friend of mine last time I went


I am genuinely surprised those are both over 13k ft. I'm glad I checked before being snarky.

But I'm in a state with 58 peaks over 14k, so I'm still going to feel smugly superior if you don't mind.
 
2021-12-04 12:15:24 AM  

Quantumbunny: AlgaeRancher: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa can definitely get snow. Don't recommend skiing there because the sharp lava rocks underneath a thin layer of snow would easily tear you up like a cheese grater if you fell down.

/Thin air gives some people health problems up there too. Happened to a friend of mine last time I went

I am genuinely surprised those are both over 13k ft. I'm glad I checked before being snarky.

But I'm in a state with 58 peaks over 14k, so I'm still going to feel smugly superior if you don't mind.


Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are both 30k+ feet if measured from the base on the sea floor.
 
2021-12-04 8:02:40 AM  

RoughTrickNamedJim: Quantumbunny: AlgaeRancher: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa can definitely get snow. Don't recommend skiing there because the sharp lava rocks underneath a thin layer of snow would easily tear you up like a cheese grater if you fell down.

/Thin air gives some people health problems up there too. Happened to a friend of mine last time I went

I am genuinely surprised those are both over 13k ft. I'm glad I checked before being snarky.

But I'm in a state with 58 peaks over 14k, so I'm still going to feel smugly superior if you don't mind.

Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are both 30k+ feet if measured from the base on the sea floor.


Which you don't do, because you don't measure mountains in continents down through the mantle.

We've all agreed sea level is the origin.
 
2021-12-04 9:40:23 AM  

Quantumbunny: RoughTrickNamedJim: Quantumbunny: AlgaeRancher: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa can definitely get snow. Don't recommend skiing there because the sharp lava rocks underneath a thin layer of snow would easily tear you up like a cheese grater if you fell down.

/Thin air gives some people health problems up there too. Happened to a friend of mine last time I went

I am genuinely surprised those are both over 13k ft. I'm glad I checked before being snarky.

But I'm in a state with 58 peaks over 14k, so I'm still going to feel smugly superior if you don't mind.

Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are both 30k+ feet if measured from the base on the sea floor.

Which you don't do, because you don't measure mountains in continents down through the mantle.

We've all agreed sea level is the origin.


I mean if we aren't starting from sea level . . . Mount Lamlam (Guam) is the world's highest mountain at 37,820 feet (11,530 m)
 
2021-12-04 10:48:29 AM  
Snow on a mountain is hardly news. Hawaii gets snow on top of its tall mountains. If you didn't know that, you're the kind of person who falls for these non-stories.
 
2021-12-04 11:23:38 AM  
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