Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hawaii Weather

I just happened to be looking at weather in Hawaii this morning and I noticed it has been very windy, cool and rainy in Hawaii. You can bet that when it's cool in Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona, that it's cold at the top of the mountains. In fact, Maui's Haleakala mountain at 10,000 feet was below freezing this morning. On the big Island reporting stations on top of Mauna Kea at nearly 14,000 feet reported lows in the upper teens. Above is the Gemini telescope jointly operated by the US, UK, Canada, Australia and three South American countries. Gemini began operations in 1999. Below is the oldest telescope - the University of Hawaii's 2.2 meter telescope - opened in 1970.
Below are the Subaru telescope operated by the Japanese and the two Keck telescopes operated by Cal-Tech. Here's a link to the Mauna Kea Weather Center and the Visitors Center. Take some time to explore these sites. The have some great web cam loops.

As for out weather.....cloudy and damp. 70's and 50's expected in the week ahead.


Pam said...

I'll definitely check out the web sites!

cold and damp here today. Warming up tomorrow, then into the 70s on Mon. Upper 70s until about Thurs, then cooler.

Pretty mundane pattern.

Glad we got all the rain since we needed it so badly. I will, however, be happy to see the sunshine!

Kelly said...

I'm ready for sunshine and the warmth it brings.

Vic is in San Diego, but don't know what her weather's been like...