This amazing shot of the summit of Mauna Kea here on the Big Island was taken yesterday during an overflight by Hawaii News
The Mauna Kea Weather Center says crews are trying to clear thick snow and ice on the road to the summit of the 13,796-foot mountain. The road to the summit is still closed and park rangers say it will likely remain so through the day, unless it gets warm enough to melt the icy roadways. The summit temperature shortly before 1 p.m. today was reported at 36 degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees! The high wind warning and wind advisory that had been posted for the summit areas of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa have expired, but winds are still blowing at 25 to 30 miles per hour at the summit of Mauna Kea.