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Gray Rock Lakes

Location Name: 
Gray Rock Lakes / Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 12' 56.6316" N, 122° 25' 7.7124" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations from a snow survey tour up to Gray Rock Lakes and over to Castle Lake:

  • Height of snow (HS): 254 cm (100 in).
  • Ski penetration (PS): 10 cm (4 in).
  • Overhanging cornices on northerly aspects, growing with moderate southerly winds. Easy to break at overhang, but otherwise stubborn.
  • No cracking, blocking, or whumphing observed.
  • Very small wind slab (< D1) triggered on westerly aspect.
  • Right side up snow pack. No notable signs of instability.
  • Castle Lake Road open and plowed.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
75% 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: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Southwest