Recent weather around the world has been chaotic. The storm that is currently hitting Hawaii will be bringing blizzard conditions and high winds with it in a few days, so prepare accordingly.
At the peaks of Hawaii, blizzard conditions are expected, with wind rates exceeding 100 mph. The warnings were issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The mountainous areas of Hawaii’s main island, the Big Island, may get more than 12 inches of snow. A ‘Kona’ storm is causing these circumstances. In the area, it’s a sort of seasonal cyclone. It occurs throughout the winter and is caused by winds from the west, or ‘Kona’ direction. Due to poor vision, slick roads, and other factors, driving in such a situation is dangerous.
According to the Daily Mail UK, Hawaii has two volcanoes.
Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are the names of the two volcanoes. Their elevations range from 13,000 to 14,000 feet. The combination of cold fronts and heavy rain, of course, results in snowfall. Petiole was advised by the NWS to stay inside. “Travel should be limited to emergencies only,” it advises. People should have a winter survival kit on hand in case they need to travel. They should stay with the car if they get stuck. A violent winter storm hit Hawaii in February 2019, with wind gusts of 191 mph.
In January, snow fell in Hawaii.
Snow fell on the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits in January. This is the first blizzard warning in Hawaii since 2018. The next year, snow fell to heights of 6,000 feet in Hawaii.
It was termed as “historic” by the NWS office in Honolulu. According to records, the year 1979 was the coldest in Hawaii’s history, with a low of 12 degrees. The quantity of snowfall in the United States this season has been much less, according to the Daily Mail UK. In this regard, Hawaii has surpassed America. The Kilauea volcano erupted in June 2018, threatening the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii is expecting heavy rainfall and flash floods.
The Weather Channel warns that widespread heavy showers are possible. These might be accompanied by strong gusts and probable flash floods. According to the Daily Mail UK, the combination of rains and floods, as well as the present cold front, might cause protracted spells of bad weather in Hawaii.
People would have to be prepared to deal with erratic weather. More than 20 visitors were injured in Hawaii in July 2018 when a lava ball from the Kilauea volcano hit their boat. Hawaii was chosen by NASA as a location for training future astronauts for missions to Mars. This one-of-a-kind Mars-like habitat is located under the peak of the Mauna Loa volcano.
Hawaii’s Big Island Mountains are under a blizzard warning.
A blizzard warning has been issued for Hawaii’s Big Island mountain tops, according to NBC News. Nearly 12 inches of snow is expected in the area, according to the NWS. Wind gusts of up to 100 mph are also possible. People are advised to avoid traveling in the region since it may be difficult, if not impossible, to do so.
At times, the ferocity of the winds and the flying snow would reduce visibility. There may be times when there is no visibility. The Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii are both under danger. Both of these summits are above 13,000 feet in height. At lower altitudes, severe rain, massive surges, and floods are expected. Snow is typical at elevations exceeding 11,000 feet in Hawaii, according to the NWS forecast center. There is, however, one exception. At slightly over 10,000 feet, Haleakala, Hawaii’s third-highest summit, receives snow every two to three years. The weatherman goes on to say that whiteout conditions may be expected in parts of Alaska’s Yukon Delta. 70 mph gusts, blowing snow, and a little amount of fresh snow are all possible. Furthermore, substantial snowfall is possible across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes.
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