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Winter weather, flood and marine warning and advisories for the Big Island

Mauna Kea Winter Weather (March 28-April 1, 2014)

UPDATED (5:24 PM on 4/1/2014)


Winter Weather Advisory

The Winter Weather Advisory for Big Island summits is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday (April 2) for elevations above 12,500 feet.

Snow accumulations up to two inches on the roadways along with freezing fog has been reported on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Winds have been coming from the East at 10-20 mph with localized gusts over 30 mph. Temperatures are near 30 degrees. Visibility is as low as one mile.

Mauna Kea summit access road is closed above the Visitor Information Station due to snowy and icy roadways.

For updated information on summit road conditions visit:

High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for Big Island East facing shores until 6 p.m. Thursday (April 3).

Surf is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range along East facing shores.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

Flash Flood Warning


Marine Advisory

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for the Windward waters of the Big Island.

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