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Strong Wind on Broadway (Green Butte NW Ridge)

Location Name: 
Green Butte NW Ridge (Broadway) to 8,300 Feet
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:16pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 57.3408" N, 122° 13' 28.11" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Conditions on Mount Shasta:

  • Strong south wind blowing; transporting and depositing new snow. 
  • Snow drifts forming on the leeward side of Broadway ridge. 
  • Snow falling at 1 in/hr.
  • Height of new snow: 2-6 inches
  • Height of snow: 115 inches
  • Poor visibility 
  • Drifting snow sits atop a widespread zipper thin ice layer 0.5-1 mm thick.
  • The road is open with packed snow from town. 

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Weather Observations

Details

Strong wind with extreme gusts. Snowing 1 inch per hour.

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: 
Cooling
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
Southwest