Travelers who are planning to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii in October are urged to stay off the mountain for at least the next 24 hours.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said Monday that high winds and snowfall could cause the area to be uninhabitable by mid-October.
The weather service said the snowfall amounts to an average of 10 to 15 inches in the Big island, including a storm surge of 3 feet, with some areas measuring more than 10 feet.
It said the storm surge could cause flash flooding.
The National Weather Services office said it has issued a travel advisory to the area, saying it could cause an avalanche if conditions are not managed correctly.
It advises those who are able to leave the Big Islands should: The Big Island is a popular destination for snowshoeing, snowshoing and skiing.
The area is home to numerous snowshoes, ski resorts and ski trails.
If you need to travel, you should check with the Big Indian National Forest for avalanche warning information.
This story has been corrected to clarify the nature of the advisory vote.