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Conditions at Castle Lake

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 39.342" N, 122° 22' 58.0908" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Conditions at Castle Lake:

  • Road closed, 2-3 in. of fresh snow on the pavement past gate.  Only one lane plowed past the Methodist camp. 
  • Strong northerly winds on ridges blowing snow. 
  • Height of snow: 90 in.
  • Surface textures ranged from wind packed on the ridgeline, dust on crust, and soft powder in protected areas. 
  • The air temperature was in the low 20s at 5,000 feet this afternoon.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
North