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General Conditions Below, Near, & Above Treeline

Location Name: 
Mount Shasta
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
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Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 27.0264" N, 122° 12' 40.8816" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Conditions observed near Powder Bowl, Sun Bowl and Gray Butte:

  • Height of new snow (HN): 1-2 inches.
  • Ski penetration (PS): 1-2 inches.
  • Calm winds.
  • Unreactive small cornices and wind pillows 2-5 inches thick on easterly aspects, but generally no signs of a wind slab problem.
  • Snow pack well settled.
  • Numerous exposed rocks near and above treeline.
  • Snow ranged from light and dry at higher elevations to moist near and below treeline. Fast and creamy all the way.


  • New Snow at Bunny
  • Ski Penetration: 1-2 in
  • Wind Textured Snow - Filled in with New Snow
  • Exposed Rock on Ridges
  • Top of Powder Bowl / Broadway
  • Small Cornices on Easterly Aspects
  • Road above Bunny Flat

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Speed: 
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