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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Wind Advisory for Big Island summits, Mauna Kea access road closed

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for Big Island summits until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 7). Winds are coming from the northwest to north at 35-50 mph with localized gusts near 60 mph. Winds will be strongest over the highest elevations and summit peaks mainly above 11,000 feet.

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Mauna Kea seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

High wind warning continues for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the High Wind Warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Monday (Jan 5).

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An image taken at 2:15 p.m. Friday (Jan 2) on the summit area of Mauna Kea from the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope webcam.

Dangerous blizzard conditions and hurricane force winds forecast for summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard Warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 11,000 feet and a forecast for hurricane force winds.

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Blizzard Warning continues for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service has extended the blizzard Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 11,500 feet until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 25). Hazards are strong winds and bitterly cold wind chills on the summits along with heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow and possible lightning strikes. Snow may accumulate up […]

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Mauna Kea as seen the morning of Saturday, Dec. 11. (Hawaii 24/7 photo special by Brad Ballesteros)

Blizzard Watch issued for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard Watch for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12,000 feet in elevation from 6 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon (Dec 23-24).

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A sketch by Joseph Nāwahī showing the 1881 lava flow approaching Hilo. (Courtesy of National Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, HAVO 394, Volcano House Guest Register 1873 to 1885, illustration by Joseph Nāwahī, February 21, 1881.)

Volcano Watch: Hilo was again threatened by a Mauna Loa lava flow in 1881

Hilo was threatened by lava during an eruption sequence that started at the summit in early May 1880. After a several-month hiatus, the sequence resumed on November 5, 1880.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano. Fountaining at en echelon fissures. Photo by J.D. Griggs, March 25, 1984.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa—A Stirring Giant?

After a 30-year repose, Mauna Loa may be slowly stirring to life. While there are no signs of impending eruption, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recorded an increased level of seismic activity on the flanks and summit over the past 13 months.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:44 a.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) for a report of missing hikers on the summit of Mauna Loa.

Two teenage boys were reported to have separated from their parents while hiking on Mauna Loa summit at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (May 31). Rescue crews searched the mountain with a helicopter and two ground teams. One of the ground teams found the hikers and brought them back to the parking area where their parents were.

Hikers rescued off summit of Mauna Loa Sunday (June 1)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:44 a.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) for a report of missing hikers on the summit of Mauna Loa. Two teenage boys were reported to have separated from their parents while hiking on Mauna Loa summit at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (May 31). Rescue crews searched the mountain with a helicopter and two […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Big Island summits over 8,000 feet through 6 p.m. this evening (April 14).

Wind advisories for Big Island, wind gusts over 65 mph forecast

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Big Island summits over 8,000 feet through 6 p.m. this evening (April 14).

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Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

The winter weather advisory continues for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island until 6 p.m. this evening (March 30). Sleet and snow are falling on the summits leading to one to two inches of snow and patchy ice on the ground. Winds are coming from the Southwest to West […]

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The HI-SEAS training included preparations for donning a simulated space suit, for use during excursions from the habitat. Here, crew member Tiffany Swarmer makes some adjustments with the suit. (Photo courtesy of Ross Lockwood)

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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