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Old Ski Bowl

Location Name: 
Old Ski Bowl
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:00am
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

United States
41° 21' 55.3536" N, 122° 12' 22.1868" W
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Snowpack Observations

Details

No significant signs of instability were observed.  Blowing snow and very small dry loose sluffs were visible on the east aspect of Green Butte.  Snow surface texture was uniform above the rain line where 10-15 cm of new snow was observed between 7500-9500ft in the Old Ski Bowl.  Boot penetration was 40cm.  The transition from wet to drier snow was near 8500ft.  

Snow Pit Photos

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Weather Observations

Details

Light rain fell up to 7500ft throughout the day.  Just above this elevation, precipitation quickly transitioned to snow.  Winds were moderate out of the west/northwest above 8000ft.  Skies were fully obscured until 1130 when the clouds lifted to 12000ft for a brief period.  

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
West