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Tour of the forecast area, 1.12.18

Location Name: 
Tour of the forecast area, 1.12.18
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

Snowpack Observations

Details

Mount Shasta:

  • 2 feet (60 cm) snow at Old Ski Bowl weather station
  • Thin snowpack below treeline, many obstacles like rocks, trees, bushes
  • Better coverage near/above treeline
  • Overall variable, firm snow surfaces
  • Rime ice abundant on exposed rocks on upper mountain

Castle Lake Area:

  • No snow
  • Lake is completely melted

Eddy Mountains:

  • Variable coverage pending aspect
  • 6-12 in (15-30 cm) average depth where snow exists, near/above treeline, hard, supportable
  • One is able to drive with high clearance 4WD to Parks Creek Summit, 9.3 miles from Stewart Springs.
  • Snow encountered at 7.0 miles
  • Winter recreation not possible yet

 

Photos

Weather Observations

Details

Clear and sunny day!

Statistics

Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
East