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Big Island summits experiencing strong winds and winter conditions

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for Big Island summits until 4 a.m. Friday (March 13). Winds are coming from the west at 45-65 mph with gusts over 66 mph. A Winter weather advisory remains in effect for Big Island summits above 11,000 feet in elevation until 6 a.m. […]

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 satellite on March 10, 2015. Click on image for full view.

Blizzards hitting the Big Island as seen from space

On March 12, 2015, a blizzard warning was in effect on the Big Island of Hawaii. Snow is not unprecedented on tropical peaks, but it is uncommon.

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Snow and 105 mph winds trigger winter and wind advisories for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory and high wind warning for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. this evening (March 9). Snow and ice accumulations along with freezing fog will deposit up to one inch of new snow on Big Island summits over 12,500 feet in elevation.

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Mauna Kea summit area Saturday morning (March 7). Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

High wind warning for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Monday (March 9). Winds are coming from the west at 45-70 mph with localized gusts over 90 mph. The strongest winds are expected to be Sunday day and night.

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Winter storm warning for Big Island summits, summit road closed

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Big Island summits above 12,000 feet until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5).

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Webcam image on Mauna Kea summit area 4:30 p.m. HST Tuesday, (March 3). Image courtesy of UH-Hilo

Winter storm warning for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Big Island summits above 12,000 feet until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5).

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Mauna Kea summit area at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12,500 feet until 6 a.m. Monday (March 2). Snowfall up to three inches and freezing fog is forecast for the summits. Winds are coming from the southwest at 10-15 mph with temperatures in the upper 20s. […]

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High wind warning for Big Island summits with gusts over 80 mph

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning until 6 p.m. Saturday for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Winds are coming from the west at 35-60 mph with localized gusts over 80 mph on summit areas obve 11,000 feet in elevation.

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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea at 10:51 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015.

High wind warning for Big Island summits, winds 60-80 mph with higher gusts

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa until 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb 11). Winds are coming from the west at 60-80 mph with higher gusts.

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Wind Advisory for Big Island summits, Mauna Kea access road closed

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for Big Island summits until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 7). Winds are coming from the northwest to north at 35-50 mph with localized gusts near 60 mph. Winds will be strongest over the highest elevations and summit peaks mainly above 11,000 feet.

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Mauna Kea seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

High wind warning continues for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the High Wind Warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Monday (Jan 5).

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An image taken at 2:15 p.m. Friday (Jan 2) on the summit area of Mauna Kea from the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope webcam.

Dangerous blizzard conditions and hurricane force winds forecast for summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard Warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 11,000 feet and a forecast for hurricane force winds.

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