A bit more than a third of the lower 48 states of the United States enjoyed (or endured?) a white Christmas yesterday. (That’s a smidge less than normal for this time of year.)
Meanwhile, halfway across the Pacific Ocean, all that residents of the Big Island of Hawaii had to do to enjoy a white Christmas was to look up.
As a blog post by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies noted:
. . . a deep cutoff low over the Hawaiian Islands had brought unusually cold ai