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South Side Tour

Location Name: 
South Side Tour
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 26.8848" N, 122° 11' 40.9704" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Below treeline, average new snow depth 6" , light winds, moist snow by end of day due to brief periods of warm, April solar radiation. Shallow buried objects exist.
  • Near treeline, average new snow depth 9", moderate to strong winds out of the SW. Snow surfaces generally smooth with light texturing. Exposed areas scoured to old, firm snow surface (rain crust).
  • Above treeline, average new snow depth 9"-12" with drifts on leeward, easterly aspects up to 2'. Steady wind, 10-20 mi/hr with gusts 30-40 mi/hr. Icy surfaces along ridgelines. Small loose dry point releases below cliffs. Rime ice plastered on rocks on upper mountain.
  • No recent avalanches observed. 

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Weather Observations

Details

  • Mostly cloudy sky 
  • Waves of very light precip, no accumulation
  • Strong wind, near and above treeline
  • Warm sun peeking through at times, moistened snow surfaces at lower elevations. Breakable crust likely now.
  • Temperatures warming

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
Southwest