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Digging Out After the Storm
Location Name:East Side
Date and time of observation:Thu, 04/01/2021 - 1:00am
Observation made by:Forecaster
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States39° 33' 29.9988" N, 95° 6' 55.9548" W
See map: Google Maps
Cloud Cover:100% of the sky covered by clouds
Accumulation rate:Greater than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature:Below Freezing
Air temperature trend:Cooling
Wind Speed:Gale Force
An unexpected storm blew in last night bringing a plethora of snow to the region, turning the humble homes of your forecasters into veritable snow caves (see photos below). Waste deep snow and 10 foot plow berms made returning to one's residence challenging.
The National Weather Service predicted light winds, above freezing temperatures and no precipitation. So when it began snowing at a rate of 10 inches per hour yesterday afternoon, many of Mount Shasta's residents were taken off guard. Overnight snow totals came close to 60 inches.
With the signficant amount of new snow in the last 24 hours and high northwest winds, we predict low avalanche danger and great spring skiing today. Don't be foolish. Get out there and enjoy this first day of April!