MT SHASTA towers over neighboring mountains, it tends to “create its own weather.” Moisture condenses on the mountain forming lenticular clouds, so even on clear days the mountain can be covered by clouds. Weather conditions can change rapidly on the mountain, especially in winter.

AVALANCHE DANGER: .........

The Five Red Flags of Avalanche Danger any time of year include: 1) Recent/current avalanche activity 2)Thumping sounds or shooting cracks 3) Recent/current heavy snowfall 4) Strong winds transporting snow 5) Rapid warming or rain on snow. (Info from Mt Shasta Avalanche Center)

This year has been very dry for Mt Shasta and the Sierra Nevada.
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THE FOLLOWING IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR MT SHASTA AT THE 12,366 FT LEVEL
The above elevation would be about 500 feet below Red Banks, and would be right around the top of the heart on the Avalanche Gulch Route (below weather report is updated at least once per week)
April 26 Wednesday   Snow before 11am, then snow showers after 11am. High near 17. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a west northwest wind 85 to 95 mph decreasing to 70 to 80 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. 
 
April 26 Wednesday Night  A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with a northwest wind 70 to 80 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. 
 
April 27 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with a north northwest wind 65 to 75 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. 
 
April 27 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with a north wind 55 to 60 mph decreasing to 49 to 54 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 90 mph. 
 
April 28 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 18. Windy, with a north northwest wind 55 to 60 mph increasing to 65 to 70 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 100 mph. 
 
April 28 Friday Night  Clear, with a low around 18. Windy. 
 
April 29 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 23. Windy. 
 
April 29 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Windy. 
 
April 30 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 26. Windy. 
 
April 30 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Windy. 
 
May 1 Monday  Sunny, with a high near 23. Windy. 
 
May 1 Monday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Windy. 
 
May 2 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 24. Windy. 
Above Weather Report Powered by the National Weather Service
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Isaiah 55:9-11
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.


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