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Southside Overview

Location Name: 
Avalanche Gulch/Green Butte/Sargents Ridge
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 12/26/2019 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 54.138" N, 122° 12' 30.9996" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Clear, chilly and windless conditions were experienced yesterday. 
  • Light, easterly winds have shifted to the northwest at 2300 hours last night, blowing 20-30 mi/hr, gusting to 40-50 mi/hr into this morning.
  • Six to twelve inches of poorly bonded, low density snow exists on top of the 12/19 ice crust.
  • Exposed rock features in alpine terrain are crusted in rime ice.
  • Generally smooth snow surfaces have been observed; some wind affect in Avalanche Gulch and near ridgelines. 
  • Well developed surface hoar observed below treeline in protected, low lying areas.
  • No recent avalanches or other red flags of avalanche danger

Photos

  • Upper Avalanche Gulch viewed from 9,500 feet on Green Butte Ridge
  • Green Butte Ridge viewed from upper Old Ski Bowl
  • Sargents Ridge viewed from Old Ski Bowl
  • Large rime deposits near Shastarama, Sargents Ridge
  • Rime, Sargents Ridgeline
  • Surface hoar below treeline in low lying, protected areas near Bunny Flat

Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
East