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Above Treeline - After the Storm

Location Name: 
Bunny Flat and the Old Ski Bowl
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 2:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activityRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 55.5456" N, 122° 12' 12.6648" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Rain on snow and heavy rain runnels observed up to +/- 6,500 feet.
  • Deeper, smoother snow surfaces 7,000 feet and above
  • Wind effect minimal - light texture above 10,000 feet
  • Snowmobiles testing many slopes without incident
  • Test pit dug at 9,800 feet (see profile)

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Weather Observations

Details

  • Mostly clear
  • Morning mist/light rain, followed by clear skies near and above treeline. Low cloud deck near 5,000 feet.
  • Daytime highs in the mid 20's F above treeline
  • Winds - calm

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
Southeast