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SW Lower Casaval ridge to 9800'

Location Name: 
SW Lower Casaval Ridge (Giddy Giddy Gulch)
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:22am
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 4.5672" N, 122° 13' 15.51" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Toured up to 3K (9800') near top of Giddy Giddy Gulch. Saw the following conditions:

  • New storm snow 5cm-10cm(2-4in) near the cabin.
  • Evidence of previous winds.
  • Small drifts forming on leeward side of ridges.
  • Wind effected snow above tree line.
  • New snow with variable old snow textures mix below 8000'.
  • Ski pen of 3-12 cm (1-5 in) above 8000'. 

Weather Observations

Details

Skies remained obscured below 6000ft-8000ft for the morning and early afternoon. Surface snow beginning to change especially on south facing slopes. Sunny conditions were observed for morning and early afternoon. Winds were calm out of the NW with some small gusts in upper elevations. 

Statistics

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