Winter Storm Dusts Mauna Kea with Snow

Mauna Kea was dusted with snow over the past several hours as the Big Island’s summits remain under a Winter Storm Warning. Mauna Kea rangers say the snow begins at about the 12,000 foot elevation level.

The National Weather Service, Sunday morning, noted that as the Winter Storm that has been moving through the island chain continues to move east the Big Island will see showers and possible thunder storms today.

At the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, a High Wind Warning is effect; along with a Wind Advisory for the lower elevations of the island.

A Flash Flood watch remains in effect through this afternoon; and a Small Craft Advisory is in effect for Leeward and Windward coastal waters, as well as the Alenui Haa Channel through 6 p.m. today.

The Mauna Kea Summit access road has been close, due to wet and icy roads, according to Mauna Kea rangers.

Earlier this week Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park temporarily closed the summit of Mauna Loa through the weekend.