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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 2104 m altitude issued: 7 am18 Oct 2017 (local time)
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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 58.0mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.
Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sunday 22Monday 23
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
heavy rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 E20
20 E20
20 E20
20 ENE20
20 ENE20
25 E25
25 ENE25
20 ENE20
20 E20
20 E20
10 E10
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
10 S10
5 SSE5
5 SSE5
5 SSW5
Summary
some clouds
clear
clear
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
clear
some clouds
some clouds
clear
some clouds
some clouds
clear
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heavy rain
rain shwrs
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
151514151514151513141514161514161514
min°C
Min °C
131513141413141412131413151514151514
chill°C
WChill°C
111411121211121210111312141513151514
Humid.%354547486360397271708457748886698887
Freezing level (m)465047004800480047004650465044504400445045004550455046004400455046004600
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--
Sunset-5:55--5:54--5:53--5:53--5:52--5:52-

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 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.

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

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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