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Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 2 m altitude issued: 7 am18 Aug 2017 (local time)
Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 30.0mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 31°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 44.0mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 31°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 18Saturday 19Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22Wednesday 23
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
5 ENE5
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
5 SE5
10 E10
10 E10
5 ESE5
10 E10
10 E10
5 SE5
10 E10
10 E10
10 ESE10
15 ENE15
15 E15
10 ESE10
Summary
clear
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
some clouds
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
risk thun- der
risk thun- der
mod. rain
some clouds
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
-14222-71218103127-21
max°C
Max °C
313026292926312927312927303027313026
min°C
Min °C
272725272725282825282726282925272724
chill°C
WChill°C
272725272725282825282726282925272724
Humid.%588994799191678987689186728490689389
Freezing level (m)480048004550470047004600460045504500455046004650465046504700465047504800
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise6:01--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:03--
Sunset-6:47--6:46--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:44-

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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