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Variable conditions on Broadway Ridge to 8,000 feet

Location Name: 
Broadway Ridge Near Sunbowl
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 3:00pm
Observation made by: 
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rainRapid warming

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 59.5944" N, 122° 13' 20.7264" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Notable conditions on tour from Bunny Flat to lower Sunbowl, Broadway ridge to 8,100 feet:

  • Temperature trend: warming.
  • Warm temperatures and calm winds.
  • Snow was melting and falling from trees.
  • P hardness breakable crust with F hardness snow under.
  • 13-15 inches (35-40cm) of snow above the 20181214 rain crust.
  • Ski pen: 4-6 inches (10-15cm)
  • Difficult skiing conditions due to variable snow and breakable crust. 


Weather Observations


Warm temperatures were observed this afternoon. This allowed the trees to shed most of the snow they have been holding. At times the dripping trees seemed like a moderate rain especially close to Bunny Flat. Skies were mostly clear with some lingering low clouds out of the west. 


Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: