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Archived Avalanche Advisories from the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

Use this page to view archived advisories. The table below shows the overall danger rating and the bottom line for the 20 most recent advisories. Click on the time and date link above each danger rating icon to view the full advisory for that day. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older advisories.

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March 1, 2014 at 7:42 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid elevations and Low on low elevations today. Our upper elevations could have significant wind slabs today due to slightly stronger than expected winds yesterday mid-morning from the East. The mid-elevation slopes will remain moderate due to some signs of instability within the snow from this week, wind slabs are also possible on some mid-elevation slopes in more exposed areas.

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March 1, 2014 at 7:41 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid elevations and Low on low elevations today. Our upper elevations could have significant wind slabs today due to slightly stronger than expected winds yesterday mid-morning from the East. The mid-elevation slopes will remain moderate due to some signs of instability within the snow from this week, wind slabs are also possible on some mid-elevation slopes in more exposed areas.

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March 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid elevations and Low on low elevations today. Our upper elevations could have significant wind slabs today due to slightly stronger than expected winds yesterday mid-morning from the East. The mid-elevation slopes will remain moderate due to some signs of instability within the snow from this week, wind slabs are also possible on some mid-elevation slopes in more exposed areas.

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February 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid and low elevations today. Since Wednesday the mountain has received over three inches of water at 7600ft which translates to 2 to 3 feet of

new snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely on upper elevation avalanche paths.

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February 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid and low elevations today. Since Wednesday the mountain has received over three inches of water at 7600ft which translates to 2 to 3 feet of

new snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely on upper elevation avalanche paths.

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February 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid and low elevations today. Since Wednesday the mountain has received over three inches of water at 7600ft which translates to 2 to 3 feet of new snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely on upper elevation avalanche paths.

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February 28, 2014 at 7:17 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid and low elevations today. Since Wednesday the mountain has received over three inches of water at 7600ft which translates to 2 to 3 feet of

new snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely on upper elevation avalanche paths.

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February 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

The avalanche danger is Considerable on upper elevations and Moderate on mid and low elevations today. Since Wednesday the mountain has received over three inches of water at 7600ft which translates to 2 to 3 feet of

new snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely on upper elevation avalanche paths.

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February 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on shady, northerly slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-3 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely prove disastrous.
Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 23, 2014 at 7:18 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on shady, northerly slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-3 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely prove disastrous.
Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 23, 2014 at 7:02 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on shady, northerly slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-3 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely prove disastrous.
Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 23, 2014 at 6:54 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on shady, northerly slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-3 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely prove disastrous.
Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 22, 2014 at 6:53 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on shady, northerly slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-3 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely prove disastrous.
Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

The avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Caution is advised if you find yourself on slopes >35 degrees hosting isolated wind/hard slabs on top of existing snow.
Climbers: ROCK & RIME ICE FALL will be a hazard this weekend. The snowpack is still shallow (1-2 feet) and a slip and fall on hard, firm snow without self arrest skills will likely involve sliding into rock(s).
Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations.
Be careful of shallow buried objects!
Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 15, 2014 at 6:58 am

Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW for below and near treeline areas, all aspects. Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger on the upper mountain (>9,000ft) may be encountered due to new snow and wind loading on SE, E, NE and N aspects.
Be careful of shallow buried objects!
Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Be careful of shallow buried objects!
Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta until we receive significant snow. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Be careful of shallow buried objects!
Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta until we receive significant snow. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 8, 2014 at 6:21 am

Areas above 6,000 feet on Mt Shasta have received about 8 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours with strong westerly winds. Another foot or more of snow with continued west winds is expected through Sunday. It will still take more snow to cover up avalanche terrain and warrant any further avalanche danger. Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations. Be careful of shallow buried objects!
Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta until we receive significant snow. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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February 7, 2014 at 7:01 am

A winter storm is upon us, finally. It will still take a good bit of snow to cover up avalanche terrain and warrant any further avalanche danger. Currently, the avalanche danger is LOW and normal caution is advised for all aspects and elevations. One to two feet of new snow is expected near and above treeline on Mt Shasta by the end of the weekend, accompanied by strong westerly winds.

Rockfall is still a hazard on Mt. Shasta until we receive significant snow. Climbing is not recommended on select routes. Be sure to check the climbing advisory if you still choose to climb.

 

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