Maui snow recorded at lowest level ever in Hawaii

MAUI, Hawaii -- Tourists visiting the Hawaiian islands expecting endless sunshine were treated to snow instead.

State officials say snowfall was recorded at the 6,200-foot elevation mark in Maui.

That's the lowest it's ever been recorded in the state.

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Hawaii is known for being a tropical destination, but parts of the state were hit with heavy snowfall over the weekend.

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