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Strong Southerly Winds Transporting Snow at Castle Lake

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 39.342" N, 122° 22' 58.0908" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Conditions at Castle Lake:

  • Southerly winds blowing 20 - 30 mi/hr and transporting snow.
  • Snow drifts forming at lake level up to 24 inches.
  • Snow falling at 1 in/hr.
  • Height of new snow: 2-3 in.
  • Height of snow: 48 in.
  • Visibility: 1/4 mile.
  • Drifting snow sits atop widespread breakable ice layer about 1/2 inch thick (see picture).
  • Road open and plowed.

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Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
South