|Avalanche Advisory published on December 7, 2013:||Issued by at 7:19am|
The Mt Shasta area has received 3-7 inches of new, light density snow in the last 24 hours. This is our first real snow of the season and snow depth totals are not deep enough to warrant an avalanche.
Winds have been west to northwest over the past few days. One will see slightly greater snow depth totals on leeward, southerly aspects on Mt. Shasta. Winds were not as strong in the western portion of the forecast area.
|danger scale:||1. Low||2. Moderate||3. Considerable||4. High||5. Extreme|
Terrain: Remember most of the terrain that we like to play on is greater than 30 degrees. Avalanches are possible on anything steeper than 30 degrees. Avoid cornices, rock bands, terrain traps and runout zones of avalanche paths.
|CURRENT CONDITIONS AT BUNNY FLAT|
|0600 temperature:||10 deg. F.|
|Max. temperature in the last 24 hours:||16 deg. F.|
|Average wind direction during the last 24 hours:||NW|
|Average wind speed during the last 24 hours:||12 mph|
|Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours:||35 mph|
|New snowfall in the last 24 hours:||3-7 inches|
|Total snow depth:||3-7 inches|
In Mt Shasta City this morning at 0500, we have partly cloudy skies with a current temperature of 19F.
On Mt Shasta (South Side): Last 24 hours...
Old Ski Bowl - 7,600 feet, we have 3-5 inches of new snow on the ground. Snow depth total is about 6 inches. The current temperature is 4F with a high of 10F and a low of 4F.
Gray Butte - 8,000 feet, the current temperature is 3F. Temps have ranged from 3F to 9F. Winds have average WNW at 12mph with gust 35 mph from the NW.
Castle Lake and Mt Eddy (West side of I-5)
Castle Lake - 5,600 feet, the current temperature is 10F with a low of 10F and a high of 19F. Three to four inches of new snow has been recorded overnight.
Mt Eddy - 6,500 feet, the current temperature is 7F with a low of 7F and a high of 18F. Winds have been calm, 0-5 mph out of the South with a gust to 10mph, ESE.
THIS SEASON: Since September 1st, we have received 2.81 inches of water. Normal is 9.4 inches, putting us at 29% of normal. For the month of December, Mt Shasta has received .23 inches of water with normal being 1.37 inches, which is 16% of normal. For the year, Mt Shasta has received 9.99 inches of water, normal is 36.73 inches, putting us at 27% of normal for 2013.
Today we will see very cold air moving into the area through the day along with clearing skies. Tonight we can expect record low temps lowering to 0 degrees and calm winds. Tomorrow is mostly clear with light winds out of the North. There will be a warming trend early next week then more precipitation coming Thursday afternoon.
|Two-Day Mountain Weather Forecast Published On December 7, 2013|
This advisory does not apply to Ski Areas or Highways and is for the Mt. Shasta, Castle Lake and Mt. Eddy back country. Use this information for guidance only. You may find different conditions in the back country and should travel accordingly. This advisory expires at Midnight December 7, 2013.