Yup, it snows in Hawaii and they even ski and snowboard in Hawaii. Most years see enough snow to ride on but we aren’t sure if that happened this season… Regardless, it’s gonna snow in Hawaii this evening and tomorrow above 12,000′. * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 inches or more are possible. * WHERE…Big Island Summits […]
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A major winter storm system has recently hit Mauna Kea, a volcano on the Big Island near Mauna Kea, dumping approximately 1-2 FEET of new snow on the summit. A winter weather advisory was issued for the area last Friday as a heavy-impact storm hit the volcano, producing snowdrifts as deep as 4 feet, the general manager of Maunakea Support […]
On Thursday night, July 16th, a thunderstorm dropped about 2 inche of snow on the summit of Hawaii’s tallest peak, 13,800-foot Manuna Kea. Snow on 13,800 Mauna Kea in Hawaii yesterday.The snow stayed on the ground until midday Friday (yesterday). Hawaii gets snow just about every year, but nearly always in the winter. That said, National Weather Service meteorologitst Maureen Ballard says that snow can fall on the summit of Mauna Kea any time of the year.
The Big Island of Hawaii got about 8″ of snow last week. Skiers and snowboarders in the area made their way up onto 13,700-foot Mauna Kea and got after it. Some of the boys made a jump over the road and hit road gaps all day. These guys jumped over the road, over cars in the road and even over cops. A few of the boys sent flips and had some fun. These Hawaiian riders can thrown down apparently. “It snows here every year, but only at the very summits of our three tallest volcanoes (Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala).” – Ken Rubin, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaii […]
This is still fun. This is still frustrating. NOAA has issued a Blizzard Warning for Hawaii today while the West Coast braces for record high temperatures this week. The Big Island of Hawaii is expecting 3-5 more inches of snow today for a potential snow total of 5-8″. Yes, you can ski on Hawaii. Skiing Mauna Kea is very real. The Mauna Kea Ski Corporation rents skis and snowboards for $50/day. They claim that 2,500 to 4,500-vertical-foot runs are a very real possibility. These guys can also arrange shuttles to pick you up and drop you […]