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Blizzard Conditions on the Way…for Hawaii

18 Dec 2017, 2:41 pm

The twin peaks of Hawaii’s big island have had a busy start to the winter season so far, and it’s about to pick back up again.

Winter Storm Warnings are in place for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the twin volcanic peaks that sit nearly 14,000′ above sea level. The National Weather Service in Honolulu is forecasting one-to-two feet of snow, potentially higher amounts, between now and Wednesday. Winds could howl close to 50 miles-per-hour (MPH), bringing blizzard conditions potentially atop the peaks.

Elsewhere in our 50th state, a Flash Flood Watch is in place for most of Hawaii, including Honolulu, through Thursday morning as the same cold front bringing snow to the big island also triggers thunderstorms at lower elevations.

Many in the lower 48, particularly in the Rockies, are wondering when that snow is going to reach them. But there’s potentially some good news just around the corner.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on, you guessed it, this Hawaiian blizzard.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Featured photo: Mauna Kea Weather Center

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