Update: Winter Storm Warning canceled
Updated at 3:28 p.m. on Jan. 30: The Winter Storm Warning has been canceled, however, a few light snow showers will be possible through this evening, bulk of moisture has lifted off to the northwest of the Big Island.
Updated at 3:01 p.m. on Jan. 30: The Flood Watch for the Big Island has been canceled. The Winter Warning remains in effect.
Original post: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for Big Island summits.
As of 10:30 a.m., live cameras from the UKIRT Dome observatory atop Mauna Kea showed snow fall as well as snow accumulation.
According to NWS, heavy snow and potential for freezing rain is expected as well as additional snow accumulations of two to four inches.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Snow will significantly reduce visibility at times.
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. Any travel plans to the summits should be postponed until the threat diminishes.
Additionally, the Flood Watch also remains in effect through this afternoon islandwide.
A Flood Watch means flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. All Residents in flood prone areas are asked to remain alert for flooding conditions. Be aware that road closures may occur without notice.
Do not attempt to cross flowing water in your vehicle or by foot; turn around don’t drown. Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals.
Treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop. Remember, if lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.