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Winter storm warning for Big Island summits, summit road closed


A time-lapse movie of the summit area of Mauna Kea with the Gemini Observatory March 2-4, 2015. Images courtesy of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope


A time-lapse movie of the summit area of Mauna Kea February 25 to March 4, 2015. Images courtesy of UH-Hilo

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).

Heavy snow accumulation up to 15-25 inches for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Winds are currently 15-25 mph from the southwest. Temperatures are in the upper 20s with visibility under a half mile in the clouds.

Mauna Kea summit access road is closed above the Visitor Information Station due to ice and snow on the roadways.

For updated information on summit road conditions visit: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/ro…

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