Rare winter storm lashes Hawaii as 60-foot waves anticipated

A rare winter storm sweeps the shores of Hawaii on Sunday, spawning gale-force winds and thrashing waves.

The sea slipped onto roads as the wind felled trees, with gusts hitting nearly 70mph in some areas. Forecasters have anticipated waves as high as 60 feet, reported CBS.

"This wave event is on another level. Super super dangerous. Water is washing over the road in several places. It's a weather event and a wave event that some people have never seen in their lifetimes," Honolulu lifeguard Bryan Phillips told the US outlet.