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Storm conditions near Castle Lake

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 04/07/2019 - 2:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 55.8012" N, 122° 22' 51.834" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

A saturated snowpack exists at Castle Lake. Rain has allowed the snowpack to settle significantly.  No signs of instabilities were observed. Visibility of 1/8 mile limited any observations.  

  • 20190407 @ 1400 hrs - Sorenson/Beverly - Castle Lake during the storm
  • SKY: Obscured 100%, foggy, visibility < 1/8 mile
  • PRECIP: Raining lightly, < 1in/hr
  • BLOWING SNOW: none 
  • SURFACE PEN: Boot: 6-24 inches. Punchy moist to wet snow atop soft saturated wet slush.   
  • No sign of instability

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
Rain
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Southwest