URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Honolulu HI 346 AM HST Tue Jan 26 2021
...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA UNTIL THIS EVENING...
.Moist and unstable conditions will produce periods of heavy snow over the highest summits of the Big Island today. Snow levels are expected to range between 11,500 and 12,500 feet during this event. Below freezing temperatures and high humidity levels will bring periods of ice accumulations in addition to the snowfall.
HIZ028-270400- /O.CON.PHFO.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-210127T0400Z/ Big Island Summits- 346 AM HST Tue Jan 26 2021
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow with additional accumulations of up to 6 inches. Additional ice accumulations are also expected.
* WHERE...Big Island summits above 11,500 feet in elevation.
* WHEN...Until 6 PM this evening.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult or impossible.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Travel to the summits should be postponed until the threat diminishes.
Mauna Kea already has quite a bit of snow on the ground. I think the two peaks see snow off and on for Here are all the camera shots.
Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Jan 26, 2021 16:50:44 GMT -6
Nice current shot looking northeast from Albuquerque airport across the city. Sandia mountain in the background.
You can clearly see the snow/virga in the distance. Love this about the west....in the summer when you see rain like this that isn't always making it to the ground, the Native Americans call it 'dancing rain'.
Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Jan 29, 2021 13:04:39 GMT -6
Typical mountain weather.... Ruidoso in the mid 40's with snow flurries..... All the moisture falls as snow in winter... Depending on your elevation it melts in the air or after it lands.. even when you are way above freezing at the surface.
Post by crashtestdummy on Feb 15, 2021 7:40:40 GMT -6
Woke up to 17 deg-F here in southeast Texas. Looks like we've gotten about 1/2" of snow, so far, and it's still coming down. ~11 MPH wind, gusting to 25. It's nasty out there. So far, the hot water line to our master bathroom sink is frozen, and we won't see thawing until tomorrow sometime.
Post by crashtestdummy on Feb 17, 2021 7:56:12 GMT -6
Stuff started thawing yesterday afternoon, and we got all our water back inside. While washing dishes last night, I heard water running even though the water at the faucet was off. Discovered the line to the hose bib opposite the kitchen had thawed... and burst, so we had water running outside. I tried to clamp a chunk of tubing to we could slow the flow to a leak, but was unsuccessful at that. Water is now off to the house, and we're 70th in line with our plumber. On the plus side, it's raining, so we can catch rain water to flush toilets. Currently 33 deg-F, expecting to get all the way up to 37.
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