West Hawaii Weather Advisory for February 10th, 2020

Flood Advisory has been issued for North Kona and South Kohala districts of Hawaii Island until 9:45 am. The rain was falling at rates of 1-3 inches per hour and moderate to heavy showers were reported from Waikoloa to Kailua-Kona.

Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa until 6:00 pm Monday evening. Snowfall was reported at Mauna Loa Observatory and Hale Pohaku Visitor Center (Maunakea). Roads to both summits remain closed until further notice due to blizzard-like conditions at the summits.

No Road, Facility, or School Closures were reported as of 8:00 am Monday morning (February 10th).

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 945 AM HST. * At 647 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain showers over south and north Kohala districts with rain rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Additional showers are expected to move onshore over the next few hours including the Kona districts. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Waipio Valley, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Hawi, Kamuela, Honaunau, Kawaihae, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Honokaa, Waikoloa Village and Kainaliu. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don`t drown. && This advisory may need to be extended beyond 945 AM HST if heavy rain persists.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 120 mph. * WHERE...Haleakala Summit and Big Island Summits. * WHEN...Until 6 PM today. * IMPACTS...Plan for slippery road conditions. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility at times. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High Wind Warnings are also in effect for the summits which will contribute to difficult conditions at the summits.

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