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Conditions After the Storm

Location Name: 
Old Ski Bowl, Powder Bowl, Parks Creek
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/05/2021 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 58.374" N, 122° 11' 44.8764" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Conditions after Monday's storm:

  • Observation Location: Old Ski Bowl
  • Elevation: 8,000 ft
  • Date: 20210105
  • Time: 1400
  • Observer: Aaron Beverly
  • Sky Conditions: Scattered (SCT)
  • Current Precipitation: Type - NO'
  • Air Temperature: 32 °F
  • Surface Penetration: Ski penetration (PS) = 4 in (10 cm)
  • Total Snow Depth (HS): 43 in (110 cm)
  • 24-hour New Snow Depth (HN24): 0
  • 24-hour New Snow Water Equivalent (HN24W): 0
  • Wind Direction: W
  • Wind Speed: Moderate (M), 17-25 mi/hr, small trees sway

Around 12 inches of new snow will be found near and above treeline. Although winds are beginning to turn this snow to chalk, good riding and sliding conditions are holding. A bit of wind loading was occurring on easterly slopes at 2 p.m. yesterday, but overall, no concerning signs of wind slab formation were seen aside from a small isolated avalanche in Powder Bowl (see observation). This does not seem to be a widespread problem. New snow sits atop a rain crust and is bonding well. Low lying areas above treeline are well filled in, but hazards still exist below snow surfaces. You'll find plenty of exposed rocks on moraines and the sides of ridges. 


  • Conditions in the Eddies
  • Gray Butte

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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