Hawaii Peaks Under Blizzard Warning

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The summits of volcanoes on Hawaii's Big Island are in the path of a storm with 12 inches of snow and 100 mph winds.

A winter storm deposited more than two feet of snow on Hawaii's 'Big... [+] Island' where a Skier was on the 13, 755 ft Mauna Kea mountain. The island of Maui can be seen in the background. Kirk Aeder of Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media is pictured.

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In higher altitudes like the peaks of Big Island's Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, snow is a common occurrence.

The only other area in the nation currently under a blizzard warning is in the Yukon Delta in Alaska, and the NWS predicts 1-2 inches of snow on Friday.

The lower areas of Hawaii are expected to get a lot of rain over the weekend.
The National Weather Service office in Hawaii only issues warnings about storms every few years. The areas were under a winter storm watch in May this year, but smaller winter storms are fairly common. The top of Maui's Haleakala volcano occasionally gets some snow. Haleakala has seen snow in the past three years.

There is a structure called the Tangent.

The road leading up to Mauna Kea is currently closed to visitors due to poor visibility and potential ice or snow on the road. High winds and winter weather conditions caused the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to temporarily close the summit of the mountain.

The lower 48 is dealing with a snow shortage and a blizzard warning is in effect for Hawaii.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has a flood watch for Hawaii.