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South Side Mount Shasta
PRECIP: S1 - sporadic light snowfall
BLOWING SNOW: None
AIR TEMP: 23 F
SURF PEN: 5-12 inches (15-30 cm)
Height of new snow:
There were low clouds, fog, flat light, and generally very low visibility on the south side of Mount Shasta today. The snow was falling from the sky throughout (1100-1500 hours); however, it was sporadic: light one minute, very light the next, then moderate the next. The new snow sits atop a melt-freeze crust below and near treeline. This crust is variable in thickness but was very thin in most places observed. It was absent on west-facing terrain above treeline. Approximately 6 inches of 4F to F hard snow remains below that, all above firm and consolidated snow. Winds were calm, and there was no sign of wind effects on the snow surfaces. No natural or human triggered avalanches were observed.