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Castle Lake Update

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
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Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 51.888" N, 122° 22' 47.8956" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Castle Lake area hosts one to three feet of snow.
  • Rocks and bushes are poking through in several places.  
  • Ice on the lake is frozen and supportable, though weak along the edges of the shore. 
  • A light breeze kept the surface snow mostly firm, although solar aspects saw some modest softening during afternoon hours. 

Photos

  • Looking up Right Peak
  • Looking toward Center Peak from Right Peak
  • Firm snowpack on Center Peak's ridge. Mount Shasta in the distance
  • Ridge on Center Peak
  • View south towards Castle Crags Wilderness.

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
West