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
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.
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.