Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
339 AM HST WED DEC 24 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING FOR THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA...

.A SHARP UPPER TROUGH TO THE WEST OF THE BIG ISLAND WILL CONTINUE
TO DRAW DEEP MOISTURE OVER THE SUMMITS TODAY...LEADING TO PERIODS
OF HEAVY SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY ON THE HIGH SUMMITS. WINDS HAVE
INCREASED RAPIDLY THIS MORNING AND ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
INCREASING TODAY. WHILE SNOW CHANCES WILL DIMINISH LATER
TODAY...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE...POSSIBLY THROUGH
TONIGHT.

HIZ028-250145-
/O.CON.PHFO.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-141225T0400Z/
BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
339 AM HST WED DEC 24 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS
EVENING...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA ABOVE 11500 FEET.

* HAZARD TYPES...VERY STRONG WINDS AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS.
  HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND POSSIBLE LIGHTNING
  STRIKES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 8 INCHES WITH HIGHER DRIFTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING
  CONDITIONS FOR ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE OR HIKE TO THE
  SUMMITS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 45 TO 65 MPH WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS OVER 90 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE IN HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

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