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Cliff Lake

Location Name: 
Cliff Lake
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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Cliff Lake 96067 CA
United States
41° 12' 7.9956" N, 122° 28' 46.3224" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

DATE: March 17th, 2020 (20200317) 1100 to 1400 hours
LOCATION: Cliff Lake
SKY CONDITION: Overcast 
PRECIPITATION TYPE/RATE: Sporadic light snowfall, S-1 with periods of S1. Small perfect stellars at times
BLOWING SNOW: Yes, very light
SURFACE PENETRABILITY: Ski 6-8 inch, Boot 8-12 inches 
HEIGHT OF SNOWPACK (HS): Below treeline (5,800 feet): 41 inches (105 cm), Near treeline (6,500 feet): 55 inches (140 cm) 
DEPTH OF NEW WIND LOADED SNOW:  21 inches (55 cm) 
WIND: Light South
NOTES:
 
  • South-facing slopes have a shallow snowpack
  • Drifts up to three feet deep on NW aspect
  • Melt-freeze crust formed on low elevation snow (below 5,500 feet) 

Photos

  • An average of 8 to 13 inches of snow was measured on top of firm, supportable old snowpack.
  • Cedar Lake the ice is not supportable

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
South