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Winter Storm Watch Could Bring Snow and Freezing Rain to Haleakala

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Haleakala Summit in effect from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday.

EFFECTS:  Snow and freezing rain possible.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow or ice accumulations that may impact the summits. Anyone planning travel to the summits, including hikers and campers, should monitor the latest forecasts and consider postponing their trip until improved weather returns. Plan on slippery road conditions leading to possible road closures. Blowing snow may significantly reduce visibility at times, with periods of zero visibility possible.

Saturday, increasing clouds with high temperatures reaching the low 80s. Trade winds out of the east at 15-30 mph. Gusts in normally windier downslope and mountain terrain could be as high as 45 mph. High Surf Advisory for East Shores.



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