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Old Ski Bowl

Location Name: 
Old Ski Bowl
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsingRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 59.6124" N, 122° 11' 12.9732" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations from the Old Ski Bowl 2020/03/16 @ 1:30 p.m.:

  • Height of storm snow (HST): 43 cm (17 in).
  • Moderate winds loading southwest and west slopes.
  • Depth of new wind loaded snow: 91 cm (36 in).
  • Shooting cracks propagating up to 5 meters (15 feet) indicating a developing wind slab problem.
  • Ridge lines becoming scoured to old snow.

Photos

  • Wind Loading on Southwest and West Aspects
  • Wind Exposed Areas Thinning Out, Ridgetops Becoming Scoured
  • New Wind Loaded Snow Up to 91 cm (36 in) Deep
  • Shooting Cracks Propagating Up to 5 m (15 ft)
  • Shooting Cracks Propagating Up to 5 m (15 ft)
  • Light Density Deep Snow

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Weather Observations

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: 
Northeast