The Latest: Winter weather hits Hawaii, too

Traffic backs-up heading out of downtown on State Route 99 at the beginning of a snowstorm Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Cars, trucks, and a lone cyclist make their way in the snow on Capitol Way, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. A much-anticipated winter storm hit Washington state Friday, and many businesses, schools, and offices closed early so workers could get home. State and local officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A pedestrian joins traffic as it backs up heading out of downtown on State Route 99 at the beginning of a snowstorm Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A bicyclist rides through a snowstorm and past a metal sculpture of women on a beach Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A pedestrian moves along the waterfront during a snowstorm Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Snow falls at the Washington Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Seattle and other areas of the Puget Sound are bracing for a winter storm that is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
A cyclist rides in the snow across a pedestrian bridge, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. A much-anticipated winter storm hit Washington state Friday, and many businesses, schools, and offices closed early so workers could get home. State and local officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The U.S. flag flies in the snow next to those of other nations, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, on the Capitol campus in Olympia, Wash. A much-anticipated winter storm hit Washington state Friday, and many businesses, schools, and offices closed early so workers could get home. State and local officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
As the cityscape is lost in a whiteout behind him, Scott Mathews snaps a photo of a metal sculpture of women on a beach during a snowstorm Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Bus driver Marsha Wilson helps a man to an American Red Cross shelter at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Mich.,on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. People were evacuated from Villa Maria Retirement Community to the shelter due to a power outage. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Cross country skiers travel past a sledder on a street in Tacoma, Wash., the night of Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, during a storm that dropped inches of snow throughout the region and left trees and cars coated in snow and ice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The bread section of a Safeway store in Tacoma, Wash., is shown Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Many shoppers were stocking up Thursday after officials issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region from noon Friday to noon Saturday with snow accumulations approaching six inches in some areas including Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A bicyclist rides past a homeless encampment as snow falls, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Abby Morin shovels a path as snow continues to fall on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Morin said power was restored to her home the night before. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Cars and a bus make their way in the snow on Capitol Way, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. A much-anticipated winter storm hit Washington state Friday, and many businesses, schools, and offices closed early so workers could get home. State and local officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Trucks from the Bowlin Group, an energy company from Kentucky, idle in the parking lot of Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The church served as a staging area for the vehicles. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

HONOLULU — The Latest on winter weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

8 p.m. Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week. Hundreds of flights were canceled in Seattle and Portland, and heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington. Around 50,000 people lost power.

Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded by Saturday morning in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather.

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11:15 a.m.

As a snowstorm paralyzes much of the Pacific Northwest, officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state.

The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 mph (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding. Hawaii News Now reported that the surf was forecast to top out at 60 feet (18 meters) on Sunday. Residents on Oahu's North Shore were told to be ready to evacuate

A 66-year-old California man died after getting stuck in rough ocean conditions in Napili Bay, off northwest Maui, on Friday. Rescuers brought him to shore and unsuccessfully performed CPR. The man's identity was not immediately released.

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10:30 a.m.

Residents of the Northwest are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way.

About 200 flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland international airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington.

More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula.

In Seattle, where such snow is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

The National Weather Service said a storm warning remained in effect, with an additional 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) possible on Saturday and another storm in the forecast early next week.

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