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Mauna Kea blanketed in snow this Christmas season

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HONOLULU -

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say heavy snow is occurring and travel conditions will be difficult.

Expect damage to trees and power lines.  Additional snow accumulations of 2-to-5-inches are expected.  Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.  Strong winds are also possible.

Earlier in the week, there were blizzard-like conditions at the Mauna Kea summit.

Here's a time-lapse animation followed by a still photo from UKIRT on Mauna Kea: