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Friday, July 17, 2015

Road closed to Hawaii weather observatory Mauna Kea in July due to snow and ice-Hawaii News

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7/17/15, "Snow falls on Mauna Kea summit in July, road closure in effect," HawaiiNewsNow.com, Mauna Kea, Hawaii

"While most of Hawaii experiences sweltering conditions this July, part of the Big Island might seem like winter after Mauna Kea got some snow overnight.

Officials have closed the road to the summit of Mauna Kea Friday after snow fell and caused icy road conditions. A ranger reported mixed rain and snow, fog and 1.5 inches of frozen snow on the summit.

It is not known when the road will reopen to the public. No winter weather advisories have been posted at this time. Mauna Kea weather varies widely. A calm sunny day may quickly become treacherous with hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions. Summit winds above 120 mph are not uncommon. At 10:15 a.m. Friday the temperature was still a chilly 36 degrees with the wind-chill dipping to 27 degrees!" via Free Rep.






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