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Breaking Storm

Location Name: 
Gray Butte / Red Butte
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/22/2022 - 12:00pm
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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 7.4232" N, 122° 10' 43.5432" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


East of Gray Butte, snow showers were creating a mix of sun, clouds, light snow, and heavy snow. Snow totals since Monday ranged from 1-4 inches. New snow was low density and unbonded to the old hard pack underneath. Winds were calm to light and no wind drifts or slabs were seen. No blowing snow was observed on ridge-tops around Gray Butte.  Small sloughs were possible on steep slopes. Low angle open areas offered best sliding conditions.  Snow was thin under trees and old surfaces littered with obstacles. Height of snow near Red Butte was 65 in (165 cm).


  • 1-4 in (10 cm) of new light snow unbonded to old crust
  • Low angle open areas holding best snow for sliding
  • Snow showers - sometimes clear, sometimes snowing
  • Ski penetration

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Speed: