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Active icefall and rockfall in Avalanche Gulch

Location Name: 
Avalanche Gulch
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 40.7256" N, 122° 12' 14.31" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Steady icefall throughout the day in upper Avalanche Gulch. Some rockfall occurred as well. Most notably, a large rock tumbled down to 8,500ft from high on Casaval Ridge. Skiing and riding conditions are firm, but good between 10,500-8,000ft. No signs of wind slabs or active wind loading.

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Weather Observations

Details

Skies were clear and sunny in the morning. By early afternoon, thin cloud cover moved in with moderate south winds.

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
South