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No Snow | by Bill Adams
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No Snow

But there's clouds and rain and dust devils and sunshine and rainbows and a distant fog bank out on the horizon.

 

Did I mention the pu'u (cinder cone)?

 

This photo was taken from my car on Waikoloa Road, heading mauka on the slope of Mauna Kea. The view here is N-NE, towards Waimea (Kamuela).

 

The wildfires burn the vegetation, leaving behind nothing but ash and dirt. The trade winds then blow the stuff all over the place, creating massive dust storms, much like those seen in the desert areas of the Southwestern United States.

 

And, no, I'm not a meteorologist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 

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Taken on July 20, 2007