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More snow expected on Hawaii summits, Winter Weather Advisory issued

Published: Nov. 30, 2016 at 10:16 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM HST
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Mauna Loa looking toward Mauna Kea (Image Courtesy Mauna Loa Observatory)
Mauna Loa looking toward Mauna Kea (Image Courtesy Mauna Loa Observatory)
Image: Courtesy UKIRT showing show at the Mauna Kea summit Friday afternoon
Image: Courtesy UKIRT showing show at the Mauna Kea summit Friday afternoon

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall is returning to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued, and will be in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for elevations above 12,000 feet.

Forecasters say up to 2 inches of snow is expected.

Conditions on the summits remain hazardous. Besides the temperature being in the 30s, southerly winds of 10 miles per hour are expected with higher gusts. The strong winds also will cause drifting snow, and freezing fog will reduce visibility to as low as a quarter of a mile.

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