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Springtime snow in Hawaii

The twin domes of the Keck Observatory on the left as Mauna Kea is dusted with a coating of snow. Photography by Alan Iwasaki | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Vehicles at the Gemini Telescope on Mauna Kea. Photos taken about 1 p.m. Friday (April 9). Photography by Alan Iwasaki | Special to Hawaii 24/7

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
121 PM HST FRI APR 9 2010

BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
INCLUDING…MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA ABOVE 8000 FEET
121 PM HST FRI APR 9 2010

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM HST THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN SHOWERS WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM HST THIS EVENING.

CLOUDS OVER THE SUMMITS OF THE BIG ISLAND HAS PRODUCED A BIT OF WINTRY WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON. WEB CAMS SHOWS A DUSTING OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. AIR TEMPERATURES IS AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING. THIS ENVIRONMENT WILL FAVOR A MIXTURE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND FREEZING PRECIPITATION. WE EXPECT THE CLOUDS AND SHOWERS TO DISSIPATE OVER THE SUMMITS NEAR SUNSET.

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.

See the Hawaii 24/7 Weather Page for live summit cameras

One Response to “Springtime snow in Hawaii”

  1. Your the bomb, Hawaii247! Best reporting on the island!

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