Current Conditions
Temp-0.1 C
RH85 %
WindSSE 22 mph
RoadClosed
MAUNA KEA SUMMIT ROAD CONDITIONS
Road Status: Closed
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Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 03:35 a.m.

Aloha Visitors,

Currently the road to the summit of Maunakea is closed at the Visitor Information Station (VIS), at the 9,000' level, due to snow and ice beginning to build up on the summit roads. It's been raining most of the night, and as temperatures drop leading up to sunrise this morning, we anticipate possible further formation of dangerous black ice on the summit roads. As a precaution, we've closed the road. As conditions change, rangers will update this message. You can also call 808-935-6268 for the latest information on summit road conditions.

Mahalo for your patience,

Maunakea Rangers

Public road conditions and snow report message: (808) 935-6268
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Most Recent Previous 24 hours Options

Nov 01 2014, 04:03 HST Minimum Maximum UTC | HST
Temperature 0.0 oC -1.6 oC @ 02:48 6.3 oC @ 13:19 oC | K | F
Wind Chill -7.0 oC -10.9 oC @ 01:43 13.4 oC @ 23:15 oC | K | F
Relative Humidity 85% 6% @ 06:34 97% @ 01:07
Pressure 617 mb 617 mb @ 03:58 620 mb @ 09:47
Wind speed 10 m/s 0 m/s @ 23:15 23 m/s @ 01:32 mph | Kts | m/s
Wind direction SSE

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Precipitation (as of 8 am) -3.43 mm

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Visiting Mauna Kea Observatories Information
Road is always closed the morning after a snowfall.
Road is always closed while snow removal equipment is in operation.
Road is closed when the pavement has ice/snow.
Snow removal equipment can only remove snow. Thermal heating is needed to remove the final layer of ice that usually forms under the snow.
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