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Location Name:Parks Creek Summit Area
Date and time of observation:Sun, 02/19/2023 - 1:00pm
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 20' 30.5268" N, 122° 32' 0.654" W
Snow was encountered at around 5,200 feet, about 3.5 miles up the 17 Road.
- Below treeline, soft snow can still be found in shaded and protected areas. Signs of snowpack settlement can be seen easily at the base of trees. Winds remained light out of the southeast.
- Near treeline, variable conditions were prevalent. Melt freeze crusts, old wind slab, soft decaying snow, and scoured ice patches could all be found across all aspects. Moderate southeast winds remained consistent throughout the day, however, the current poor surface conditions did not allow for any wind transport.
- Lenticular clouds could be seen over Mount Shasta and Castle Lake, suggesting strong winds aloft.
- Snow became saturated midday, allowing for clumping and sticking while touring.
No signs of avalanche activity or snowpack instability was observed.
- Observation Location: Parks Creek summit area
- Elevation: 8,000 feet
- Date: 20230219
- Time: 1300
- Observer: S. Clairmont
- Sky Conditions: Few (FEW)
- Current Precipitation: NO
- Air Temperature: 40 °F
- Total Snow Depth (HS): 100 in (254 cm)
- 24-hour New Snow Depth (HN24): 0 in (0 cm)
- 24-hour New Snow Water Equivalent (HN24W): 0 in (0 cm)
- Wind Direction: SE
- Wind Speed: Moderate (M), 17-25 mi/hr, small trees sway
Cloud Cover:25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Above Freezing
Air temperature trend:Static