Posted at 2:46 a.m., Sunday, June 3, 2007
Summer's near, but it's still chilly atop Mauna Kea
Advertiser StaffHere's a chilling thought for a warm spring night.
The low temperature for tonight and the rest of the week at Honolulu International Airport is expected to be in the low 70s not bad 'sleeping weather."
But at 2:30 this morning, the temperature at the University of Hawaii's two-meter telescope at an elevation of 13,824 near the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island, the outside temperature was a balmy 38.3 degrees.
The relative humidity stood at 10 percent and the winds were clocked at 25 mph, which dropped the wind-chill factor to 29 degrees.