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Castle Lake-New snow observation

Location Name: 
Castle Lake, Center Peak
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:46pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 12.648" N, 122° 23' 19.3128" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations around Castle Lake:

  • The height of storm snow (HST): 11 inches (23 cm) 
  • The height of snow (HS): 325 cm
  • Soft surface textures becoming sticky, hard windboard on Center Peak ridge
  • Some wind effect and small drifts in open areas  (< 1 foot deep)
  • Rollerballs and pinwheels would release below skis even on north facing terrain
  • Cornice features were reactive to ski cuts but only in the top foot or two of new snow
  • No avalanches observed

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Weather Observations

Details

  • High clouds in the morning turned into a fog layer around 11:30 a.m.
  • Misty rain/snow began to fall at 12:30 p.m.
  • Light south wind on the ridgeline otherwise calm conditions were observed 

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
South