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Heavy Snows Possible for Big Island Summits

May 6, 2021, 6:44 AM HST
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A winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday evening through late Friday night for Big Island summits.

Heavy snow is possible. Total snow accumulations of six inches or more are possible. Heavier bursts of snow could be accompanied by gusty winds, low visibility in clouds, and cloud to ground lightning.

A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow or ice accumulations that may impact the summits. Anyone planning travel to the summits, including hikers and campers, should monitor the latest forecasts and consider postponing their trips until improved weather returns. Conditions should begin to improve over the weekend.

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