Current Conditions
Temp8.1 C
RH17 %
WindN 6 mph
Road Status: Open

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 07:42 a.m.


The road to the summit of Maunakea is open to the public at the Visitor Information Station at an elevation of 9,200 foot level. Please drive safely.

The road to the mountain is usually open to the public, however may be closed when any of the following conditions are present:

1. Sustained winds of 55 mph for an hour or gusts of 65 mph or higher;
2. Visibility less than 50 feet;
3. Any ice or snow on the roadway; or
4. Any emergent condition that would make driving on the road hazardous.

Please be safe and enjoy the mountain responsibly.

Maunakea Rangers

Public road conditions and snow report message: (808) 935-6268
Summit Road Surface Observations

Date - TimeConditionGrip Surface Temperature
Jan 25, 2015 - 1219 HSTDryGood 32.8 oC
The conditions above represent a 1 foot diameter section of road on the summit and you should not assume conditions on the rest of the road are the same. For more details, see Summit Road Surface Observations.
Summit Weather via the CFHT/GEMINI WX Tower and SUBARU

Most Recent Previous 24 hours Options

Jan 25 2015, 12:19 HST Minimum Maximum UTC | HST
Temperature 46.5 oF 37.3 oF @ 06:47 46.8 oF @ 13:19 oC | K | F
Wind Chill 43.5 oF 23.6 oF @ 01:19 44.4 oF @ 12:08 oC | K | F
Relative Humidity 17% 11% @ 15:39 29% @ 06:31
Pressure 618 mb 616 mb @ 04:01 618 mb @ 12:12
Wind speed 3 m/s 1 m/s @ 10:17 20 m/s @ 01:40 mph | Kts | m/s
Wind direction VAR

dir | deg
Precipitation (as of 8 am) 0.00 mm

mm | inches
Fog No

Random Web Cams

Subaru Cat Walk (Aimed North)

CFHT Telescope (Aimed North)

UH88 All Sky Camera (Aimed Up)

Check the MKWC Current Obs page for additional weather observations and the MKWC Web Cams page for more mountain cams.
Latest Mountain Warnings and Forecasts

Current MKWC Warning(s) - (Latest Forecast)
Moderate winds
Current HNL NWS Mountain Bulletin(s) - (Latest Forecast)
Additional Information

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.
Other information for visitors to Mauna Kea, including safety, summit tours, and public star-gazing.