Snow dusts Maunakea summit

  • This webcam photo taken this morning at the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope observatory shows snow atop Maunakea.

A light dusting of snow caps Maunakea this morning.

The temperature at the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope observatory, known as UKIRT, was 30.56 degrees — just below freezing — at 9:30 a.m.

Summit winds are between 15-20 mph.

The forecast for the summit includes high humidity and temperatures right at freezing, which could be an indication of more snow on the way.

The summit road is closed to the public until further notice because of the blockade by Thirty Meter Telescope protesters near the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

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