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East side of Coyote Butte

Location Name: 
East Side of Coyote Butte, adjacent to the Ski Park
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:30pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rainObvious avalanche pathTerrain Trap

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 20' 3.2604" N, 122° 11' 39.2496" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Moderate slope, near the main area of concern on the E side of Coyote.  Quick pit:  ~60 cm of new wind deposited / fallen snow on top of hard ice layer (remaining from last storms) which was coated in dust.  Could not dig through it, but the estimated depth of that to ground is approximately 1 foot.  CT9Q3 at approximately 30 cm.  The remaining snow sheared relativey easily on the bed surface.  ECTN10Q3 with the same fracture character.  Winds were from the W-SW at 15 to approx 45.  Significant snow transport and cornice development on the E aspect.  Snow surface noticibly slabby to about 8 cm on wind effected areas.  Temp 25 F.  The skiable areas were heavy and brushy.  Wait for the weekend!

Weather Observations

Details

Variable snow accumulation overnight of between 12 to 24 inches throughout the ski area.

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
Southwest