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Location Name:Red Butte
Date and time of observation:Sun, 03/08/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 21' 40.1148" N, 122° 10' 55.1172" W
A tour to Red Butte, east of the Old Ski Bowl, saw the following conditions:
- Ski penetration (PS): 0 to 5 inches, depending on the new snow's exposure to wind.
- Westerly aspects were becoming scoured.
- Easterly aspects, gullies, lee areas, and other wind protected areas hosted up to 5 inches of new snow. Depending on wind affect, this snow was chalky, low density throughout, or low density under a thin wind board layer. All is sitting atop the old icy snowpack. "Sloughy" conditions exist on steep slopes.
- A couple of very small, isolated winds slabs were triggered on test slopes but nothing notable or indicative of a widespread problem. Overall, the snowpack was stable.
- Total height of snow near Yellow Butte (8,200 ft): 210 cm (83 in).
Cloud Cover:100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Below Freezing
Air temperature trend:Static