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Cracking and Falling Ice

Location Name: 
Helen Lake
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:00am
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 19.3452" N, 122° 12' 36.1656" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • 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.)

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm