|Avalanche Advisory published on August 23, 2014:||Issued by Nick Meyers at 10:58am|
Pray for SNOW!
We are looking forward to the 2014 - 2015 season and hope you are too . Avalanche advisories will begin in December
GET EDUCATED! The MSAC's FREE Avalanche Awareness and Companion Rescue Clinics will continue this season as well as our Snowmobile Avalanche Awareness / Companion Rescue Workshops!
Please note that the Bunny Flat gate closes annually on November 1st.
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The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is looking forward to the season. Weather stations are being tuned up, website work has been completed and we're excited to see snow! Thanks for all your support. Be sure to check the Climbing Advisory if venturing onto Mt Shasta. The gate at Bunny Flat will close Novemeber 1st.
Avalanche Advisories will begin in December.
Terrain: Remember most of the terrain that we like to play on is greater than 30 degrees. Avalanches are possible on anything steeper than 30 degrees. Avoid cornices, rock bands, terrain traps and runout zones of avalanche paths.
The Five Red Flags of Avalanche Danger any time of year include: 1) Recent/current avalanche activity 2) Whumpfing sounds or shooting cracks 3) Recent/current heavy snowfall 4) Strong winds transporting snow 5) Rapid warming or rain on snow.
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FOR CURRENT WEATHER STATION INFORMATION, MOUSE OVER, [ 'WEATHER' > 'REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS' ] ON OUR WEBPAGE AND CHOOSE ACCORDINGLY!
On Mt Shasta (South Side) in the last 24 hours...
Old Ski Bowl - 7,600 feet
Gray Butte - 8,000 feet
Castle Lake and Mt Eddy (West side of I-5)...
Castle Lake - 5,600 feet
Mt Eddy - 6,500 feet
THIS SEASON: 4-14-14 Since September 1st , we have received 13.79 inches of water, normal is 37.93 inches, putting us at 36% of normal. For the year of 2014, Mt Shasta has received 10.97 inches of water with normal being 22.05 inches which puts us at 49% of normal. And lastly, for April we sit at 31% of normal, receiving .56 inches of water, normal is 1.80 inches.
Always check the weather before you attempt to climb Mt Shasta. Further, monitor the weather as you climb. Becoming caught on the mountain in any type of weather can compromise life and limb. It is not uncommon for late season storms to arrive and create winter conditions on Shasta. Be prepared.
|Two-Day Mountain Weather Forecast Published On August 23, 2014|
This advisory does not apply to Ski Areas or Highways and is for the Mt. Shasta, Castle Lake and Mt. Eddy back country. Use this information for guidance only. You may find different conditions in the back country and should travel accordingly. This advisory expires at Midnight August 23, 2014.