Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits extended to Monday

Big Island Snow

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Winter Weather advisory continues for Big Island summits through Monday morning.

The National Weather Service says summits above 10,500 feet could see up to three inches of snow today.

* Winds...northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* the upper 20s.

* times less than 1 mile in clouds and precipitation.

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.

Mauna Kea Access Road is currently open to the public. Mauna Kea rangers advise that you be in good health if you plan to make the trek to the summit, drive carefully, and to stay away from observatory buildings, domes, or other structures as large ice fragments may fall from above.

The National Weather Service also reported that there was a light dusting of snow atop Haleakala on Maui Saturday afternoon. The snow did not linger on the ground.

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