Winter storm warning for Big Island summits above 11000 Feet

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
strong winds.

* 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
heavier precipitation.

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.


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