I heard rumors that this might be coming, and it is now official:
Posted on: January 19, 2011
WINTER WEATHER WARNING 01
EVENT: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a WINTER WEATHER WARNING for the SUMMIT and UPPER SLOPES of HALEAKALA in EFFECT UNTIL 6:00 P.M. THIS EVENING.
EFFECTS: A cold low aloft will pass over Maui on Wednesday bringing the threat of wintry weather to elevations above 9000 feet. The primary threat over the upper elevations of Haleakala will be freezing rain and icing which will make travel to the summit of Haleakala very dangerous. This wintry mix of precipitation is expected to
continue through most of the day Wednesday.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF FREEZING RAIN, SLEET, SNOW AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5052. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov."
So yes...........there might be snow up on the mountain today. But please be very, very careful if you go up there-because freezing rain, hail, and ice will be more likely.