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Conditions Above Treeline

Location Name: 
Lower Casaval Ridge SW to 9,000 Feet and Avalanche Gulch
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:21pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

Snowpack Observations

Details

Windy and cold conditions were felt on the mountain yesterday. 

Current snow conditions include: 

  • Supportable crust near and above treeline with pockets of smooth, dry powder.
  • Wind affected snow near and above treeline from steady wind and strong gusts over the past 24 hours. 
  • Blowing snow visible on ridges, locally gusty conditions.
  • Dry, chalky, hard wind textured snow above 8,000 feet.
  • Ridgelines scoured with heavy rime and ice plastered to exposed areas. (see picture below)

Photos

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
North