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Eddy Mountains

Location Name: 
Mt. Eddy
Mt Eddy
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:00pm
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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 19' 7.1112" N, 122° 29' 50.7372" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Observations from the Eddy Mountains today:

  • Snow was encountered at around 5,000 feet, about 3.5 miles up the 17 Road
  • Overall, snow surface conditions are poor. Most aspects and elevations contained a solid sun and wind crust with wind effected snow surfaces
  • New small and shallow wind slabs were observed on leeward slopes from the recent northerly wind. Large, older wind drifts can be found as well. Both were unreactive to trigger
  • Blowing snow was light. Snow available for wind transport is minimal
  • Upper and lower Deadfall Lakes are frozen over and solid
  • A few old avalanches were observed: one on an easterly facing slope near treeline (Sweetwater slide path). A few bent over trees were visible in the slide path run out zone. The second, an old crown line, was also observed on a steep northwest facing slope above treeline at the top of the Bear Creek drainage (top of Sisson Calahan Trail)
  • Sugary snow (near surface facets) just below the wind/sun crust was observed in some areas below and near treeline
  • A ski party in the area found soft, recycled powder on northerly, protected aspects

  • Observation Location: Mount Eddy
  • Elevation: 8,000 feet
  • Date: 20230127
  • Time: 1200
  • Observer: S. Clairmont and N. Meyers
  • Sky Conditions: Scattered (SCT)
  • Current Precipitation: Type - NO
  • Air Temperature: 34 °F
  • Total Snow Depth (HS): 103 in (261 cm)
  • 24-hour New Snow Depth (HN24): 0 in (0 cm)
  • 24-hour New Snow Water Equivalent (HN24W): 0 in (0 cm)
  • Wind Direction: N
  • Wind Speed: Moderate (M), 17-25 mi/hr, small trees sway


  • Surface crust
  • Wind effect and old crown
  • Textured surface
  • Frozen Deadfall lake
  • Beautiful views

Weather Observations


Mount Eddy weather data, past 24 hours - 01.27.23 - 8pm


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50% of the sky covered by clouds
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