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Green Butte Ridge and Sun Bowl, Mount Shasta
January 11th, 2020 - Green Butte Ridge and Sun Bowl, Mount Shasta
SKY: Broken clearing around 1400
PRECIP: S-1 little accumulation
BLOWING SNOW: Intense, WNW most of the snow was sublimating or collecting on lower angle terrain
AIR TEMP: 19 F
SURF PEN: Ski = Below treeline: 4-8 inches, Near treeline: 2 inch, above treeline: 0 - 1 inch.
SNOWPACK(HS): 40 - 50 inches
NEW SNOW(HN): 0-1 inch
WIND: Strong westerly winds with gale force gusts near and above treeline, moderate west wind below treeline.
Cold temperatures and very light snow showers were observed throughout the morning. Though snow was falling from the sky, little accumulation was detected due to strong westerly wind. Low density snow, 4 to 7 inches deep, can still be found in protected areas below treeline. Open areas below treeline and near and above treeline terrain has been largely affected by the wind. Westerly aspects are scoured. Variable wind crusts, sastrugi, scoured, and hard snow surfaces exist above treeline.