Hawaii Island Summit Advisory for February 27th, 2021

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Island of Hawaii summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa through Monday afternoon (March 1st).

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

info@hiradioscannercommunity.com


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA SUMMITS...

.A trough aloft will linger near the islands for the next couple
of days, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to the Big Island
Summits. Additionally, the trough will destabilize the island
atmosphere, and moisture moving in with the trade winds will
occasionally extend above the Summits. This will lead to periods
of freezing rain and snow showers the next couple of nights and
days.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON HST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation, with periods of snow and freezing
  rain.

* WHERE...Big Island Summits.

* WHEN...Until noon HST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult as roadways will
  occasionally be covered with ice.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while
driving.

MAUNAKEA SUMMIT ROAD CONDITIONS


Road Status: Closed


Friday, February 26, 2021 - 07:43 p.m.


Aloha,


The access road to the summit of Maunakea is closed to the public at the Visitor Information Station at an elevation of 9,200 feet due to high humidity, icy road conditions, and below-freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Big Island summits until 12:00 noon on Monday. We will continue to monitor the summit road and weather conditions and update this message accordingly.

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