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Icy, Windy Weather in Forecast For Haleakalā

February 9, 2020, 5:05 PM HST
* Updated February 10, 6:46 AM
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Haleakalā, Maui (7:22 a.m., 2.7.20). PC: IFA/PanSTARRS

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a wind warning for Haleakalā summit beginning tonight.

According to the NWS, the winter weather advisory will begin at midnight tonight and continue through 6 p.m. on Monday, while the wind warning is set for 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. on Monday.

The NWS issues a winter weather advisory when periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain is expected to cause travel difficulties.

“Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving,” a NWS announcement read.

NWS officials say snow could build up 1 to 3 inches on the ground and west winds could reach 35 mph to 50 mph with localized gusts over 75 mph.

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The NWS is urging the public to avoid traveling to the summit until winds have subsided.

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