Winter weather warning for Haleakala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa


Spring State Polipoli Hawaii State Recreation Area in Maui County was flavored in snow during a winter storm.
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This came in a week reminiscent of snow lovers in Hawaii.

Days after a weekend storm rarely dumped on Maui, another forecast for Wednesday and Thursday for the tropical island chain.

If not, there's only snow forecast for three of the highest mountain peaks in Hawaii: Haleakala on Maui and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island. A winter storm warning has been posted to the areas.

For example, in Honolulu, the forecast for the coming days can not be perfect, but it is still tropical: High temperatures in the 70's and 50% of showers and thunderstorms are likely every day, according to the National Weather Service.

The mountains of the Great Island mountains are forecast to fall 3 to 5 inches in the next three days, as well as about 1/4 inches of ice.

"Avoid traveling to the summits during this period as the adventures of frightful driving and low-sighted driving conditions will come," said the weather service.

Black volcano burner covers dust dust at the Polipoli State Recreation area on Haleakala slopes near Kula on the Hawaiian island of Maui on February 11, 2019. (Photo: Brent Edwards, AP)

Maui rarely has a snow on Haleakala but it does not matter, as it happens every five years. The very unusual weekend this weekend was that the snow dropped at that equilibrium: officials say that the 615ft footpath at Maui state park is the lowest elevation deficit ever recorded in the state .

Failure falls like rainfall in coastal areas and valleys snow in the mountains.

Snow on the mountains of Hawaii mountains is uncommon in the colder months because they are almost 14,000 feet high. Mauna Kea has a sub-Arctic climate, said the weather service.

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Snow did not last last weekend but the state was snowy as well as measuring wind measuring as high as 191 mph waves and 60 feet.

On Maui, people will expect to see more snow over a few days from a distance. Haleakala National Park summit area is closed due to "extreme winter conditions".

Tuesday officials said snow, ice, trees and rocks have dropped into the dangerous area. Superintendent Natalie Gates encourages people to see the mountain snow from a long time.

Traffic traffic over the weekend has taken a lower snow in Maui Park from people who wish to watch the unusual Hawaii weather.

Contribution: Associated Press

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