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Snow forecast for Mauna Kea, but North Shore surf is flat

By Star-Advertiser staff


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the summit areas of Hawaii island effective through 6 a.m. Monday.

According to the service, snow flurries have developed on the summits higher than 12,000 feet and are expected to continue overnight. Up to three inches of snow is expected to accumulate and drivers are advised to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.

The weather service also issued a small craft advisory for Hawaiian coastal waters within 40 nautical miles. The advisory is in effect until early Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the wait for quality wave action on the North Shore continues.

Organizers of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing have been waiting for suitable conditions to state the prestigious surfing event. However, the weather service forecasts continued calm on all coastal fronts, with waves of five to seven feet expected on the North Shore tomorrow. The service says surf on all shores is expected to remain below advisory levels all week.

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