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Storm leaves dusting of snow atop Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Summit from the Keck Observatory early Sunday Mauna Kea Summit from the Keck Observatory early Sunday
MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A mid-level disturbance that brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Big Island has also left a thin blanket of white stop Hawaii's tallest mountain.

The Mauna Kea Visitor Center reported that the road to the summit of the 13,796 foot mountain is closed because of snow and ice. There is less than an inch of snow, but it's still enough to whiten the summit area. Forecasters said up to three inches of snow are still possible Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the summit areas of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12,500 feet. The mid-level trough could still bring more snow, ice and freezing fog through Sunday and possibly Sunday night.

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