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General Conditions on Green Butte, Mount Shasta

Location Name: 
South Side of Mount Shasta
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
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Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 43.4412" N, 122° 13' 44.472" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Toured up Green Butte Ridge, Mount Shasta to 7,800 feet. Observed the following conditions:

  • Variable height of snow (HS): 10-22 inches
  • Many obstacles lurking below snow surfaces
  • Light, low-density snow down to ground. (F- to F+) Thin zipper crust on top from rime
  • Blowing snow, moderate winds out of the south
  • Small drifts forming on ridge 
  • Some blocking and cracking in isolated wind loaded areas

Photos

  • Bunny Flat
  • Looking up Green Butte Ridge ~ 7,200 Feet
  • Snow starting to drift on leeward side of ridge
  • Some blocking and cracking in isolated wind loaded areas
  • Height of snow 20 inches, < 1 inch of new snow (F- to F hardness)

Weather Observations

Details

It was lightly snowing during the extent of the tour. Snow showers would come in and out. Snowing less than 1 inch per hour with showers of slightly more than 1 inch an hour at times. Moderate wind with strong gusts out of the south was actively transporting snow. 

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
South