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Cracking and Falling Ice
Location Name:Helen Lake
Date and time of observation:Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:00am
Observation made by:Public
Red Flags:Rapid warming
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 23' 19.3452" N, 122° 12' 36.1656" W
- Dozens of long, 2 inch wide cracks found between 9,500-10,400 on southern aspects. These were mainly found on the convex parts of the slopes.
- Falling debris from the Red Banks, Casaval and Green Butte Ridge. Consistent falling ice for about 1 hour as I ended my skin at 10,400.
- Great skiing on thawing corn like snow (approximately 11:30 p.m.)
Cloud Cover:25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Above Freezing
Air temperature trend:Warming