Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mauna Kea at 4205 m altitude issued: 7 pm25 Nov 2015 (local time)  
Ski USA - Hawaii

Mauna Kea Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 3°C on Wed night, min 1°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the NNE by Sat afternoon).

Days 4-6 Mauna Kea Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 3°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sat night, calm by Mon afternoon).
WedThursday 26Friday 27Saturday 28Sunday 29Monday 30Tue
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
5 SW5
5 S5
5 SSE5
5 SSW5
5 SW5
10 W10
10 NW10
20 NE20
30 NNE30
25 NE25
20 ENE20
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
5 ESE5
0 ENE0
0 NE0
0 SE0
5 WNW5
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Snow map
T namerica snow sum26.cc23
T namerica snow sum27.cc23
T namerica snow sum28.cc23
T namerica snow sum29.cc23
T namerica snow sum30.cc23
T namerica snow sum01.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)475046504600465045504550450044004400455047004750465047004650470046004600
Mauna Kea freezing level scale
snowy slopeMauna Kea freezing level

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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.

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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 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 really couldn't see anything..barely even my skis. Yes, it can get dicey when something blows 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 you have to hit the slopes of Mauna Kea ASAP. We hope this snowfall will'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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