A winter wonderland! Mauna Kea sees heavy snow - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

A winter wonderland! Mauna Kea sees heavy snow

(Image: Mauna Kea Weather Center) (Image: Mauna Kea Weather Center)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The summits of the Big Island are under a Winter Storm Warning, and are seeing heavy snow and freezing rain.

Forecasters say the wintry conditions are set to persist through Tuesday evening.

Some 4 to 8 inches of snow are expected, the National Weather Service said.

The snow is thanks to some instability in the atmosphere and an area of deep tropical moisture.

Given the weather, the road to the summit is closed at 9,200 feet.

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