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Castle Lake Update

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 2:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 47.2404" N, 122° 23' 3.3432" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations at Castle Lake:

  • Height of snow (HS): 80 cm (31 in).
  • No signs of instability.
  • Breakable and supportable crusts in sun exposed areas (Right Peak).
  • A few inches of dry snow in shady areas below Heart Lake and Left Peak.
  • Ridge lines and mountain tops scoured and wind affected.
  • Thin, widespread surface hoar.
  • Supportable ice on lake. No snow on ice. Thin ice near submerged logs along shoreline.
  • Bootpack trail to Heart Lake in.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Calm