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East side of Coyote Butte

Location Name: 
East Side of Coyote Butte, adjacent to the Ski Park
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:30pm
Observation made by: 
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rainObvious avalanche pathTerrain Trap

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 20' 3.2604" N, 122° 11' 39.2496" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Moderate slope, near the main area of concern on the E side of Coyote.  Quick pit:  ~60 cm of new wind deposited / fallen snow on top of hard ice layer (remaining from last storms) which was coated in dust.  Could not dig through it, but the estimated depth of that to ground is approximately 1 foot.  CT9Q3 at approximately 30 cm.  The remaining snow sheared relativey easily on the bed surface.  ECTN10Q3 with the same fracture character.  Winds were from the W-SW at 15 to approx 45.  Significant snow transport and cornice development on the E aspect.  Snow surface noticibly slabby to about 8 cm on wind effected areas.  Temp 25 F.  The skiable areas were heavy and brushy.  Wait for the weekend!

Weather Observations


Variable snow accumulation overnight of between 12 to 24 inches throughout the ski area.


Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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