Winter weather advisory in effect for Big Island summits

Published On: Dec 28 2013 11:01:09 AM HST   Updated On: Dec 28 2013 03:16:47 PM HST

Mauna Kea Weather Center/Keck 1

Snow was falling and accumulating at the summit of Mauna Kea Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Forecasters said a slow-moving disturbance east of the Big Island will produce widespread rain and isolated snow showers above the 12,000-foot elevation level.

Snow and ice accumulation of up to one inch and visibility of less than one mile may produce dangerous driving and road conditions.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.


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