A Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island is now in effect until Tuesday evening (February 9th) ahead of a weak but fast-moving cold front approaches the island.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Freezing rain and snow. Snow accumulations up to one inch on Haleakala, and up to 3 inches on the Big Island Summits. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Haleakala Summit and Big Island Summits. * WHEN...Until 6 PM HST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Icy roadways will make for very dangerous driving conditions, potentially leading to the closure of roadways leading to the Summits of Haleakala and Mauna Kea. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Patchy areas of black ice are expected. Avoid travel to the Summits. 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.