The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Hawaii’s Big Island at 4:20 a.m. local time Friday morning.
According to release, “an upper level low combined with a surge of deep moisture will result in bursts of heavy snow across the Big Island summits above 11,000 feet through Saturday afternoon.”
Included in the warnings were the cities of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
The Honolulu office, warned that the region will experience “heavy snow, low visibility and wind… new accumulations of 20 to 30 inches today through Saturday.”
The snow will create dangerous driving and hiking conditions, stated meteorologists, adding that dangers will include “heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow and freezing fog.”
Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-20s.
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