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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 2104 m altitude issued: 1 pm23 Aug 2017 (local time)
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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 93.0mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 24Friday 25Saturday 26Sunday 27Monday 28Tue
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
heavy rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
heavy rain
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 ENE10
10 ESE10
15 E15
15 ENE15
20 E20
15 E15
10 E10
5 ESE5
5 ESE5
5 E5
5 S5
5 SSE5
5 E5
5 SSE5
5 SE5
5 ESE5
10 SE10
10 ESE10
Summary
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
some clouds
light rain
light rain
some clouds
risk thun- der
heavy rain
risk thun- der
risk thun- der
heavy rain
light rain
Snow map
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T namerica snow sum24.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
21----11-21-411428403
max°C
Max °C
151415161415151415151415151516151516
min°C
Min °C
151414151314141314141314151415151415
chill°C
WChill°C
151313141113131214141314151415151415
Humid.%806760686065807172868470949288958978
Freezing level (m)480049004750480048004700475047504700470047004650470046504750475047504750
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05
Sunset6:44--6:43--6:42--6:42--6:40--6:39--

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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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