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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 4205 m altitude issued: 7 am03 Aug 2015 (local time)  
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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 20.0mm), heaviest during Wed night. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 4°C on Mon morning, min 3°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 13.0mm), heaviest on Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Fri night, min 4°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 3Tuesday 4Wednesday 5Thursday 6Friday 7Saturday 8
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clear
clear
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rain showers
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clear
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km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 NW5
10 NW10
10 NW10
5 N5
10 NNW10
10 N10
5 W5
10 W10
10 WSW10
5 SW5
5 SW5
10 SSE10
5 SSE5
5 ESE5
10 ESE10
10 SE10
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
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-21---110613611--1-
max°C
Max °C
444444444444445445
min°C
Min °C
443344444444444445
chill°C
WChill°C
221222212223231112
Humid.%737766636473818565708058675327545639
Freezing level (m)495049504900485049504900490049504950500049504950495049505000490049505000
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Sunrise5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--
Sunset-18:57--18:57--18:55--18:54--18:54--18:53-

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 4205 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

Dean Reinking, LPN from United States writes:

I've given you the history of Mauna Kea, now I'll submit a little about the terrain. When there's decent snowfall (has to get down to the 9,000 - 9'500 elevation), one can find a type of "hardpack" snow. It's not ice, but the winds make the moisture laden snow a style all its own. I've never experienced anything like it in the Rockies. One should have sharpened edges for turns are more tricky and need to be deliberate. As far as falling; mostly it will be a soft landing as the ground underneath is predominantly cinder. You'll generally notice any stray rocks jutting through the snow...BEWARE! ...landing on these (even small rocks) are very dangerous as they're jagged, not rounded and they'll tear right through your winter gear to you flesh. These rock upthrusts are rare, and as I mentioned, you'll be able to see them. The snow warms up once the tropical sun hits the surface making the snow into a spring "corn snow" type, but it's a lot more manageable...fun too! Temperatures can average in the mid-20's to mid-30's (when the sun hits you). Weather conditions can change quickly as small fronts can move in from out of nowhere....I've actually experienced a "white-out" which lasted for about 30 minutes. (The only thing I could do is attempt to point my ski tips downhill...wherever that was at times....you really couldn't see anything..barely even my skis. Yes, it can get dicey when something blows in...you don't know how long it will last. But back to this. In recent years the snowfall has been lacking and what we've been getting doesn't last long....so you have to hit the slopes of Mauna Kea ASAP. We hope this snowfall will improve...weather's a fickle thing in Hawaii...very unpredictable. I don't know of many people that have attempted the slopes of Mauna Loa (sister peak) @ about the same height elevation but more rounded. The few that have said it was really cold, windy, and the skiable snow coverage was lacking with plenty of rocks and debris...not even good for "rock skis." Access is clearly lacking on Mauna Loa and will entail plenty of high elevation hiking. The geography/geology might prove worth that.....bring plenty of water, food, protective clothing for that end....for skiing, I wouldn't recommend it. Dean Reinking, LPN

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