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.
|August||21||Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 34. Windy, with a west northwest wind 32 to 38 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.|
|August||22||Thursday Sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.|
|August||22||Thursday Night Clear, with a low around 43. West wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.|
|August||23||Friday Sunny, with a high near 44. West southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.|
|August||23||Friday Night Clear, with a low around 43.|
|August||24||Saturday Sunny, with a high near 44.|
|August||24||Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 44. Breezy.|
|August||25||Sunday Sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy.|
|August||25||Sunday Night Clear, with a low around 43. Breezy.|
|August||26||Monday Sunny, with a high near 43.|
|August||26||Monday Night Clear, with a low around 38.|
|August||27||Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 38.|