You read that right. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of Hawaii as a potent Pacific winter storm system slams the state. Heavy precipitation is expected to fall across all of Hawaii where Flood Watches have been issued. Higher in elevation, though, there will be enough cold air for heavy snow to fall. The heavy snow will be wind-driven by 100 mph wind gusts. Because of the snow and wind, a Blizzard Warning has been issued for the highest peaks of the Big Island. Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea peaks could see up to one foot of snow. Join the Firsthand Weather Supporter Group!
The Blizzard Warning goes into effect this evening and continues into Sunday morning. Snow is not unheard of in Hawaii. The highest peaks do usually see snow during the cold months, but 12 inches is quite a bit!
See the latest winter outlooks below.