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Wet and Wild in the Old Ski Bowl

Location Name: 
Old Ski Bowl
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:00pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 17.256" N, 122° 12' 1.5732" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

  • Drizzle and rain throughout the afternoon
  • Snow levels 7500-8000 feet. Real snow not until 8,500 foot +
  • Patches of pavement on road from Bunny Flat to Panther Meadows
  • Bare ground and forest showing below 8,000 feet. Rain on snow melting lower elevation snowpack quickly
  • Measureable snow at treeline (+/- 1 inch)
  • +/- 2 inches above treeline
  • Heavy, wet snow, well pasted onto old snow surfaces
  • Still many shallow snowpack obstacles, rocks pepppering snow surface

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Weather Observations

Details

Did I say wet already? Drizzle and wetting rain for most of the day. Gusty winds, no snow transport. Fluctuating snow levels kept any real snow accumulation at bay.

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
South