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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 2 m altitude issued: 1 pm20 Sep 2017 (local time)
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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 18.0mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23Sunday 24Monday 25Tue
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 ENE10
5 E5
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
5 E5
5 NE5
5 NE5
0 SSE0
5 NE5
5 NNE5
5 NE5
10 NE10
10 NE10
5 ESE5
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
5 E5
10 ENE10
Summary
light rain
rain shwrs
some clouds
rain shwrs
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
some clouds
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
some clouds
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
clear
clear
some clouds
clear
Snow map
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
32-24223-12-11----
max°C
Max °C
272530292627262529292529292530302630
min°C
Min °C
262427262525262425272426272426282427
chill°C
WChill°C
262427262525262425272426272426282427
Humid.%929368939588939462859264827942728654
Freezing level (m)460045504500445044504500455045004450450043504450450045504550455046504650
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:11
Sunset6:19--6:17--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15--

Other resorts in USA - Hawaii are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mauna Kea at the specific elevation of 2 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mauna Kea. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Mauna Kea

Dean Reinking from United States writes:

02-20-2011
Well, at one time there was a ski patrol on Mauna Kea..back about 1978. It originated from Dr. Pete Bostwick, myself (Dean Reinking, LPN) as the two members who lived in Hilo (on the Big Island). The other members came from Oahu: One was a female physician, a female RN, and a Lt. Commander (his wife) serving at Pearl Harbor. We took, on loan, The Hawaii Red Cross 4wd transport truck, Dr. Pete Bostwick's 4wd, and a rented 4wd along with an aluminum evac' sled and trained on the slopes nearest the UH Observatory. We spent a long weekend up there (a couple of times) staying in the old field stone scouting house (no longer there). It was very cozy as there were several bunkbeds, a picnic style table, a stove heater, and a kerosene cooking stove. The training with the evac' sled was tricky to say the least...lot's of snow-plowing, turns, etc., but we managed quite well. We took refresher first aid courses courtesy of the physician and RN. The unfortunate thing was our timing in getting this training event scheduled....one weekend prior to our session, a female had lost her life while "intertubing" down one of the steepest cones...she met her untimely demise after hitting a rock outcropping at the bottom of the "bowl" headfirst and actually bounced up further up the outcropping hitting a second time...that's how fast you can get moving...out of control.. The accident site was clearly evident and gave us a good reminder of what to expect. The Mauna Kea Ski Patrol last but two years as members departed on their professional paths. We had an enjoyable time while training. We were pretty exhausted at day's end. While on "unpaid duty," we treated several hypothermia cases (young kids with nothing but slippers on and light jackets...not wise); we dug out several snow-bound, stuck vehicles....try shoveling snow at 13,000+ elevation...I was lucky to be in good shape from running marathons, etc. I sure wish I could locate these former members...I believe I still may have a list of their names...I'll look. As far as I know (or anyone else for that matter), we were the first and only "official" Mauna Kea Ski Patrol...I still have our tag w/emblem. We weren't the first pioneers though. I believe the first individual to ski Mauna Kea was a man from Waimea named "Dick" Tilletson (sp.?) somewhere in and around 1953. "Dick" had to actually climb from down below up to the top as there were no real roads (so to speak) back then....he's the real pioneer....the members of the Mauna Kea Ski Patrol merely followed in his "ski" paths. Dick passed away some years back, but I had the pleasure of meeting this tall, thin, bearded gentleman. Aloha to all! That's the history I can present to you. Dean Reinking, LPN

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