(BIVN) – The Winter Storm Warning for Hawaiʻi Island summits has been cancelled, replaced with a Winter Weather Advisory, the National Weather Service says.
“Snow is occurring,” forecasters wrote this morning. “Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected over Maunakea and Maunaloa. Additional snow accumulations up to 1 inch forecast over Haleakala.”
A cold upper Kona low over the eastern half of the state will continue
to bring wintery weather conditions to the summits. “A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties,” says the National Weather Service. “Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use extreme caution while driving.”
“The access road to the summit of Maunakea remains closed to the public at the Visitor Information Station at the 9,200 feet level due to below freezing temperatures, high humidity, snow and icy road conditions, fog and chance for more of the same, along with the latest forecast of possible heavy snowfall,” the Maunakea rangers stated at 4 a.m. on Friday.
In addition, the High Surf Warning for east-facing shores is no longer in effect, replaced by a High Surf Advisory.