Friday, 12 December 2008

Summit snow


Quite a few inches of snow fell overnight on both the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits. The Mauna Kea road is currently closed to the public although it was open for a short while today to let people play in the snow! The picture above was captured this morning before the snowblowers had cleared the road to the summit. It's from a webcam on the CFHT pointing towards Gemini, the UH 88-inch and UKIRT.

More snow is forecast for Sunday - just as I'm scheduled to go back up!

4 comments:

Protege said...

That is a lot of snow; I bet it must look beautiful in the sunshine.;)

Hilary said...

Lovely. We just have a dusting and warmer temperatures expected tomorrow, so ours won't last.. until the next one.

nolan-shark said...

Nice picture!

Diane said...

I was just kidding about that Hawaiian snow! Clearly, I'm smarter than I thought (which, truth be told, wouldn't be difficult ;)