Winter weather advisory in effect for Big Island summits

Updated: Feb. 4, 2014 at 4:30 AM HST
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(Courtesy: Rachel Wagenman)
(Courtesy: Rachel Wagenman)

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island summits above 11,000 feet are facing snow and freezing rain that have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory.

The advisory is in effect until 12 p.m. on Tuesday. The main problem, according to forecasters, will likely be from up to a quarter inch of ice that accumulated overnight as well as fallen snow.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to around 40 degrees, with southerly winds between 15 to 25 mph and localized gusts over 30 mph.

The National Weather Service cautions that roads may also be difficult to use or impassible, hiking trails may be buried and ice accumulation will pose serious slip hazards.

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