Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

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This image on March 1, 2023 is from a temporary research camera positioned on the north rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa volcano. If you look carefully around early morning or late evening, you may see a few thermal areas emitting steam. Photo: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The forecast is for periods of snow and freezing rain that will affect the summits above 10,500 feet through at least Thursday and possibly into Friday. Accumulations of up to 4 inches is expected.

Travel could be very difficult. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility at times, with periods of zero visibility.


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