Mauna Kea winter conditions continue

Courtesy: Lynn Beittel/Visionary Video
Courtesy: Lynn Beittel/Visionary Video

The winter conditions continue atop Mauna Kea.

Six to 12 inches of snow has fallen above the 10,000-foot mark.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say that temperatures will hover near freezing for a while, so it could be a week or so before the snow melts.

“But we haven’t really had a decent snow for at least three or four years off the top of my head. This is one of the better ones,” said Doug Simons, executive director for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

Currently, it gets to about 28 degrees on Mauna Kea.

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