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Weakening Cold Low to Pass Over Islands Overnight, Summit Remains Closed

February 11, 2020, 5:22 PM HST
* Updated February 12, 4:00 PM
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Update: 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

A weakening cold core low will pass over the islands overnight, resulting in continued frigid temperatures at the summit of Haleakalā on Maui above 9,000 feet.

The National Weather Service says melting snow and ice will refreeze, and there will be a chance of additional freezing rain and snow showers overnight.

The NWS has extended a Winter Weather Advisory for the summit until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will continue to remain closed through the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. All Sunrise Reservations for Feb. 12, 2020 are cancelled.

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Updates from the National Weather Service indicate nighttime temperatures are expected to drop below freezing leading to the possibility of hazardous and icy conditions on roadways. Once conditions improve for visitor and staff safety, the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen.

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The initial closure of the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park began on Tuesday at 1 p.m. due to power outages and winter weather conditions.

Haleakalā Visitor Center. (2.11.20). PC: NPS.

Haleakalā Visitor Center. (2.11.20). PC: NPS.

Haleakalā snow (2.11.20). PC: Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow (2.11.20). PC: Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow (2.1220). PC: Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow (2.1220). PC: Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow (2.1220). PC: Richard Harris.

Haleakalā Visitor Center. (2.10.20). PC: NPS.

Haleakalā snow forces temporary summit road closure. PC: (2.10.20) Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow forces temporary summit road closure. PC: (2.10.20) Richard Harris.

Haleakalā snow forces temporary summit road closure. PC: (2.10.20) Richard Harris.

Mini icicles were observed at the summit of Haleakalā on Monday morning. (2.10.20) PC: Lyle Krannichfeld & Pueo Gallery

Another dusting of snow is in today’s forecast at Maui’s Haleakalā summit. (2.10.20) PC: Lyle Krannichfeld & Pueo Gallery

Ice covers a rare Haleakalā silversword plant at the summit. (2.10.20) PC: Lyle Krannichfeld & Pueo Gallery

Haleakalā snow. (2.7.20) Photo credit: Lyle Krannichfeld & Pueo Gallery,

Haleakalā snow. (2.7.20) Photo credit: Lyle Krannichfeld & Pueo Gallery,

Haleakalā, Maui (Morning of Friday, Feb. 7, 2020). Photo credit: Lyle Krannichfeld

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Haleakalā, Maui (7:22 a.m., 2.7.20). PC: IFA/PanSTARRS

Haleakalā, Maui. PC: Tua Havosi, 11 p.m. Feb. 6, 2020

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