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Etna Summit

Location Name: 
Etna Summit, Klamath National Forest
Region: 
Outside of the Forecast Area
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 8:30am
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 12.2784" N, 122° 58' 33.6756" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

03.20.2020 - Etna Summit area 

  • The road to Etna Summit (Sawyers Bar Road) is plowed.
  • South aspects host a shallow snowpack, though just deep enough for accessing north-facing terrain.
  • A variety of snow textures exists; breakable sun crusts, cold powder, hot sticky snow, and firm icy patches.
  • Some small point release loose dry sluffs were encountered on steep terrain (over 40 degrees).   
  • It was a sunny and calm morning with no wind.

 

Photos

  • Sun rise over the Marble Mountain Wilderness

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
South