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Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 4205 m altitude

issued: 7am 24 Nov 2014 (local time)
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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 19.0mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 3°C on Mon afternoon, min 2°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Mon morning, calm by Wed night).

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 6.0mm) on Thu morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Thu morning, min 0°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 24 Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 Saturday 29
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snow showers
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Wind (km/h)
30 W30
25 W25
15 W15
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
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5 NW5
5 WNW5
5 WSW5
10 SW10
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
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10 W10
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T global snow sum24.cc23
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T global snow sum26.cc23
T global snow sum27.cc23
T global snow sum28.cc23
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Snow cm - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 - 1 3
Rain mm - 1 3 1 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 2 - - - - - -
Max °C 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Min °C 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
WChill °C -4 -3 -2 -1 -1 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 -2 -4 -4 -4 -4
Rel. hum. % 42 47 43 40 38 35 34 36 30 32 34 39 44 53 52 58 61 62
Freezing level (m) 4550 4700 4650 4750 4700 4650 4750 4650 4650 4650 4650 4550 4500 4350 4250 4200 4150 4150
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snowy slope Mauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise 6:35 - - 6:35 - - 6:37 - - 6:37 - - 6:37 - - 6:39 - -
Sunset - 17:40 - - 17:40 - - 17:40 - - 17:40 - - 17:40 - - 17:40 -

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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. 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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