Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 4205 m altitude issued: 7 am10 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sat night, min 0°C on Sat morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue morning, min 0°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Wed morning, strong winds from the SSW by Thu night).
Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wednesday 14Thursday 15
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light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 SW20
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
25 W25
30 WSW30
30 W30
30 W30
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
15 WSW15
20 SW20
25 SW25
35 SW35
40 SW40
40 SSW40
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Snow cm
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min°C
Min °C
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chill°C
WChill°C
-5-5-5-5-4-6-6-6-6-6-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7
Humid.%909374716958717345525945456360899493
Freezing level (m)425042504300425043004300415041504250425043004350430042004200415042004150
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level
Sunrise6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--
Sunset-5:43--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45-

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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