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Spring-like conditions at Castle Lake

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:00am
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 31.2816" N, 122° 23' 5.4456" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Castle Lake Area - Tour to repair the weather station on 1.30.2020

Snow Depth: 31 inches (79 cm) 

Temps:

  • 36°F Min @ 6:00 AM
  • 43°F Max @ 1:00 PM
  • 39.5°F Avg.

Wind: Calm and variable

Notes:  No sign of avalanche danger. Weather station repaired! Spring-like conditions in the Castle area. Sunny aspects with corn snow and Manzanita slalom. Shady aspects variable with breakable crust in some areas. Shallow snowpack, bare ground showing around tree wells. Lake is frozen albeit mushy.  A couple large, remaining cornices along ridgeline of Middle Peak. Old avalanche debris along backside of lake below Middle Peak. Road is free and clear of snow, graveled and in good shape. Remember, Castle Lake area is day use only. Restrooms are open.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
West