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Green Butte Ridge and Sun Bowl

Location Name: 
Green Butte Ridge and Sun Bowl
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:45pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 11.5608" N, 122° 13' 7.0176" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Below 8,000 feet, moist to wet snow surfaces, not supportable, soft
  • Tree wells showing along with other shallow snowpack hazards, rocks, bushes, etc
  • Above 8,000 feet, coverage is better, though hazards still exist (rocks)
  • No signs of instability in Avalanche Gulch, Green Butte/Sargents Ridges, Sun Bowl, Powder Bowl, Casaval Ridge
  • Concavities and gullies host the best snow coverage
  • Variable sun/wind crusts, sastrugi, scoured, smooth, soft, hard snow surfaces

Photos

Weather Observations

Details

  • warm, above-freezing, temperature static
  • light wind with moderate gusts, northwesterly
  • no blowing snow
  • no precip
  • scattered skies

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Northwest