Snow blankets Hawaii mountains, but what about Miami Valley?

Snow left a fresh coat on the ground at the summits of Hawaii’s two highest volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Tuesday, leaving the question to some of why hasn’t the Miami Valley seen its first measurable snowfall?

It might seem odd, but it's not unusual for the mountains in Hawaii to get snow.

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Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are high enough, more than 13,000 feet, from sea level that they can get snow since it is so much colder up there.

On average, the Dayton International Airport gets its first measurable snow around Nov. 23 and the first inch of snow usually falls around Dec. 7, according to Storm Center Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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