Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 2104 m altitude issued: 7 am02 May 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 29.0mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 2Tuesday 3Wednesday 4Thursday 5Friday 6Saturday 7
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 E10
10 ENE10
10 E10
10 E10
10 E10
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
15 SSE15
10 SE10
10 SSE10
5 S5
5 NE5
5 NE5
5 SE5
5 E5
5 E5
5 E5
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
-11----21-45153155
max°C
Max °C
141412141413141412141312131313131313
min°C
Min °C
131312131312131312131212131312131312
chill°C
WChill°C
121211121210121211121111131312131311
Humid.%597756537167648776749688809285849690
Freezing level (m)450045004600445044504500440044004350430043504250430043004200430043504300
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:48--5:48--
Sunset-6:45--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:46--6:46-

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Mauna Kea at the specific elevation of 2104 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.

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Visitor Reviews of Mauna Kea

Joseph Beste from United States writes:

Dear fellow skiers:

While Rick Tillison was a pioneer, The NSPS (National Ski Patrol..) officially recognized the Mauna Kea Ski Patrol in 1969-70. I joined the
the Patrol in 1969; Howard Shirmmer a Professional Engineer and Hawaii office Manager for Dames & Moore in Hawaii was the Founder of the Patrol and it's first leader. I met Howard through work and was an engineer for Chevron at their Barber's Point Refinery. Howard asked me to join the Ski Patrol in 1969 and I patrolled on Mauna Kea in the winter of 1969-70. I became the Patrol Leader in 1971-2. While Howard was still on the Patrol there were a number of other dedicated Patrol members including one woman patroller.
The skier's were generally shuttled to the summit in those days by Gordon (Flashgun) Morse through his business Holo Holo Campers from Hilo. Gordon was formerly a newspaper reporter in Honolulu, for the Honolulu Advertiser, and he supplied tourists with 4 wheel Jeeps to see the Big Island's more adventuresome area. The skiing was fabulous etc. There were many runs laid out by Dick Tillison and Howard in the late 60's. The University of Hawaii had a telescope near the very top; The University of Arizona had a smaller scope. The University of Hawaii through the graciousness of William Keck was building the largest scope on the very top. This scope opened in late 1969. I was already patrolling at that point. Tillison had spent the winter before at the University of Hawaii's Astronomy base camp at about the 8500-9,000 foot level. Not as pleasant as on the Kona coast. However, the location saved the time and aclimatization to altitude. It was near the old Humuhulu sheep station used by "Pig" (Wild Boar) hunters.

Another early patrol leader was a University of Hawaii PhD candidate in Astronomy named Peter Bostwick, Pete succeeded me as Patrol Leader, I continued as a member of the Patrol through about 1980. We also had two woman patrollers in the early days.

A rescued skier with a broken leg was Helen Masten(sp) in, I believe, 1971-2 Season. One of those early years, I believe it was 1970, the UH Astronomy department was snowed out in getting to the top. We (the Mauna Kea Patrollers) hiked up with snow shoes, skis and 5 gallon cans of diesel fuel to the Keck Observatory to supply the telescopes directional and heating generators. This was necessitated by the UH's half track being stuck in the snow (huge drifts) at about the 9-9500 elevation.
Lots of stories and memories..
Joseph Beste

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