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Winter storm forecast for summits on Maui and Big Island

Mauna Loa Observatory webcam at 11,135 feet facing north towards Mauna Kea.

Mauna Loa Observatory webcam at 11,135 feet facing north towards Mauna Kea.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – 05:18 a.m.

The Mauna Kea Access Road is currently closed at the Visitor Information Station entrance. The road is very dangerous and snow covered with limited visibility.

More info at: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/ro…

Mauna Loa Observatory webcams: www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/mlo…

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
334 AM HST WED JAN 19 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SUMMITS AND UPPER SLOPES OF HALEAKALA MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA…

.A COLD LOW ALOFT WILL PASS OVER THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI TODAY… BRINGING WINTRY WEATHER TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET.

HALEAKALA SUMMIT-BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- INCLUDING…HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK ABOVE 6000 FEET… MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA ABOVE 8000 FEET
334 AM HST WED JAN 19 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING.

THIS MORNING…THE PRIMARY THREAT OVER THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF HALEAKALA…MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOW WILL BE FREEZING RAIN AND ICING…WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL TO THE SUMMITS VERY DANGEROUS. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS ALSO EXPECTED BY THIS AFTERNOON…ESPECIALLY OVER THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF FREEZING RAIN…SNOW…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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