Video, photos: Winter wonderland on Hawaiʻi Island summits — spewing lava, too
Winter storm warnings continue through 6 p.m. Monday for the summits of 13,803-foot Maunakea and 13,679-foot Mauna Loa on the Big Island. Snow begins at levels of 12,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds are expected to strengthen late Sunday night through Monday with periods of blizzard-like conditions expected on Monday, with gusts as high as 60 mph.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible, with additional accumulations of more than a foot of snow. The snow also will significantly reduce visibility at times.
At the top of Maunakea on the Big Island around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, observatory webcams show a winter wonderland with calm winds. Temperatures were around 28 degrees Fahrenheit.
To watch a time lapse form the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope Observatory on Maunakea, click here.
And to see what’s happening now at Halemaʻumaʻu crater on the summit of Kīlauea, the Big island volanco that has been erupting for weeks, click here for a live webcam.