An approaching upper-level trough will pass over the islands on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Snow showers on the high summits of the Big Island are expected to become heavy, with a chance of thunderstorms, late tonight and Wednesday. This warning may need to be extended into Wednesday night.
LOCATION: Big Island summits above 11000 feet elevation.
* HAZARD TYPE: Heavy snow, ice, low visibility, and developing
* ACCUMULATIONS: Snowfall of 8 to 12 inches, with locally higher
* TIMING: Through Wednesday afternoon. This warning may need to
be extended into Wednesday night.
* IMPACTS: Poor visibility with ice and snow covered roads.
* WINDS: South to southwest 20 to 35 mph, with stronger winds
possible on Wednesday.
* VISIBILITIES: Less than 1/4 mile at times in clouds and
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.