Hawaii gets more snow in one night than Denver has had this year

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HONOLULU — The mountain peaks on the Big Island of Hawaii received more snow in one day than Denver has had so far this year.

Mauna Kea got 8 inches of snow during an overnight blizzard, USA Today reports. Most of the snow fell late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Mauna Kea has an elevation of about 14,000 feet and snow is not uncommon during the winter months.

Denver has received 7.9 inches so far in 2017.