NOAA: Hawaii Is Under A Winter Storm Warning! 20-30″ of Snow Forecast!!

NOAA: Hawaii Is Under A Winter Storm Warning! 20-30″ of Snow Forecast!!

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NOAA: Hawaii Is Under A Winter Storm Warning! 20-30″ of Snow Forecast!!

Image from this morning in Kamuela, Hawaii

Image from this morning in Kamuela, Hawaii

NOAA has issues a winter storm warning for the Big Island’s summits which will remain in effect through Saturday. As much as 30″ of snow could fall above 11,000 feet.

“AN UPPER LEVEL LOW COMBINED WITH A SURGE OF DEEP MOISTURE…WILL RESULT IN BURSTS OF HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE 11000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.” – NOAA

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Hawaii's Mauna Kea

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
420 AM HST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR BIG ISLAND SUMMITS REMAINS IN EFFECT
THROUGH SATURDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...LOW VISIBILITY AND WIND.

* ACCUMULATIONS...NEW ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS DRIVING AND HIKING CONDITIONS DUE TO HEAVY
SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND FREEZING FOG.

* WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
 

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