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Castle Lake area still struggling...

Location Name: 
Castle Lake area still struggling...
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 58.4688" N, 122° 22' 23.682" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Lake frozen with soft edges
  • Snowpack still not usable. 
  • 2 to 4 inches of new storm snow fell on top of the old, rotten, rain soaked snowpack.
  • One to two feet of snow on the ground, numerous rocks and brush obstacles showing
  • A few small point releases off Middle Peak
  • Continuing to troubleshoot weather station connectivity 

Photos

  • Castle Weather Station
  • Castle overview

Weather Observations

Details

  • Snow flurries mixed with sunny donut holes brought intermittent new snow accumulation that melted as fast as it fell.
  • 1 inch new snow on top of rotten, old snow

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
Southwest