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Conditions on Mount Shasta

Location Name: 
Green Butte Ridge
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:30pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 42.2676" N, 122° 13' 46.776" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations from a tour up Green Butte Ridge to above treeline.

  • HS: 174 cm (67 in).
  • Snow surface on east facing aspects and sun exposed areas: smooth supportable sun crust.
  • Snow surface on north facing aspects and shady areas: 68 cm (27 inches) of well sintered rounded polyforms atop 5 cm (2 in) crust, ski penetration 5-10 cm, (2-5 in), boot penetration 20 cm (12 in). Hardness down to crust ranging from F to 4F to 1F to K.
  • Snow surface above treeline on ridges and wide open wind exposed areas: sastruggis and scoured and icy surfaces.
  • Snow surface under trees: hardened by melting falling snow.
  • Stability test results on NW facing aspect, 7800 feet: ECTX.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Calm