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Winter storm warning remains for Big Island summits

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
351 PM HST FRI APR 8 2011

…WINTRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVER BIG ISLAND SUMMITS TONIGHT…

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE MID AND UPPER ATMOSPHERE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING COLD AND MOIST CONDITIONS TO THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS TONIGHT. THE LOW WILL BRING PERIODS OF FREEZING FOG AND ICING TO THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND ABOVE 12000 FEET…ALONG WITH ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. AS THE LOW CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO THE WEST AND WEAKEN…THE THREAT OF WINTER WEATHER WILL DIMINISH.

BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
INCLUDING…MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA ABOVE 8000 FEET
351 PM HST FRI APR 8 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY…

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY.

ADDITIONAL FREEZING FOG AND ICING ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER ABOVE 12000 FEET OVER THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA TONIGHT. ANOTHER INCH OR TWO OF SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

The Mauna Kea access road is open. Please check the Mauna Kea Weather Center website for up to date information: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/ro…

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
345 PM HST FRI APR 8 2011

HALEAKALA SUMMIT-BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
345 PM HST FRI APR 8 2011

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY…

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY.

WINDS ATOP THE SUMMITS OF HALEAKALA…MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT SPEEDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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