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Avalanche Gulch and Old Ski Bowl
November 28, 2020 (20200428) - Avalanche Gulch and Old Ski Bowl - R. Sorenson
TIME: All day
SKY: Mostly clear
WIND: Calm, Little to no snow is avalable for transport near and below treeline. Some evidence of previous winds out of the west is visible on the upper mountain.
BLOWING SNOW: No
AIR TEMP: Max 44 F at 8,000 feet
SURF PEN: 10 inches (29 cm)
HS: 16 inches (41 centimeters)
NOTES: A series of storms blanketed Mount Shasta in the middle of November. Since then dry weather has persisted. Temperatures have fluctuated from the lower 20s to highs in the lower 40s. A strong inversion has been developing most days with cooler temperatures lingering throughout the Shasta Valley. The snow pack consists of fist hard snow with various crusts down 1 inch and 10 inches from the surface. It is possible to find smooth unaffected patches to ski or ride on near treeline. Above treeline is peppered with protruding rocks. Beware as the snowpack is shallow and many obstacles remain.