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Castle Lake- General conditions before the storm
Location Name:Castle Lake, Center Peak
Date and time of observation:Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:46pm
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 13' 12.648" N, 122° 23' 19.3128" W
Observations around Castle Lake:
- The height of storm snow (HST): 4 inches (10 cm) 1-2 inches of light snow sitting atop a crust above rounding precipitation particles from earlier in the storm. All this sits atop a 1-inch thick crust.
- The height of snow (HS): 325 cm
- Variable surface textures; wind textured, hard supportable crusts, soft rounding snow.
- Large overhanging cornice features have formed on the ridge above Heart Lake
- No signs of instability
Cloud Cover:50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Below Freezing
Air temperature trend:Warming