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Ash Creek Butte

Location Name: 
Ash Creek Butte
Region: 
East of Mt Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 27' 26.6544" N, 122° 2' 49.2576" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • 1 inch (2.5cm) of new snow on Military Pass at Brewer Creek turnoff. Pilgrim Creek snopark is still snowless. One can drive at least to Brewer Creek road, and further, with good 4WD vehicle. Muddy conditions prevail for several miles of the 19 road. 
  • 2-3 inches (5-7cm) of new snow on Ash Creek Butte itself
  • No blowing snow due to moist nature of new snow
  • Bonding very good - old/new snow interface
  • No recent avalanches/signs of instability
  • Riming on trees, rocks and weather station
  • Shallow snowpack hazards are abundant
  • Patches of dirt on ACB loop road
  • Very light zipper crust near treeline on some slopes, near ridgelines
  • Some areas still scoured to old snow.
  • Large plumes of blowing snow visible on east side of Mt Shasta above 9,000 feet

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Weather Observations

Details

  • Very windy near and above treeline
  • 20-30 mph steady, with gusts higher
  • Mostly cloudy for the day
  • A few doughnut holes through the low clouds, fog, mist during the day
  • Very light precip (rain/mist) at times, no accumulation

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
West