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Conditions update: Avalanche Gulch, Mount Shasta

Location Name: 
Avalanche Gulch, Mount Shasta
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
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Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 21.354" N, 122° 12' 36.3744" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

DATE: February 22, 2020 (20200222)

TIME: 1300 hrs

OBSERVER: Sorenson

LOCATION: Green Butte

SKY CONDITION: Clear

PRECIPITATION TYPE/RATE: None

BLOWING SNOW: None

SURFACE PENETRABILITY: 0-5 inches (0-12 cm) 

HEIGHT OF NEW SNOW (HN):

WIND: Calm - virtually no wind throughout the day. 

NOTES: 

  • Decent melt-freeze conditions and corn snow started to ripen around 11 AM. 
  • A variety of large smooth patches, raised sastrugi scabs, and lingering dirty patches in gullies remain. 
  • No sign(s) of avalanche danger. 

Photos

  • Looking up Avalanche Gulch from 7,800 feet.
  • Lingering dirty patches in gullies
  • Looking down Avalanche Gulch near lake Helen 10,000 feet
  • Looking Up Avalanche Gulch from Lake Helen

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: