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 6 Monday Night  A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with an east wind 31 to 36 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 
 
April 7 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 25 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. 
 
April 7 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. 
 
April 8 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Windy, with an east wind 23 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. 
 
April 8 Wednesday Night  Clear, with a low around 20. Windy, with an east northeast wind 29 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. 
 
April 9 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery. 
 
April 9 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Blustery. 
 
April 10 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 25.
 
April 10 Friday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
 
April 11 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 22.
 
April 11 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 19.
 
April 12 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 20. Windy. 
 
April 12 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Windy. 
 
April 13 Monday  Sunny, with a high near 14. 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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