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)
January 26 Sunday Night  A chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then snow likely after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -23. Windy, with a west wind 55 to 60 mph increasing to 60 to 65 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 100 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
January 27 Monday  Snow likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -21. Windy, with a west wind 60 to 70 mph decreasing to 36 to 46 mph. Winds could gust as high as 110 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
 
January 27 Monday Night  Snow likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -23. Windy, with a west wind 60 to 65 mph, with gusts as high as 95 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. 
 
January 28 Tuesday  Snow likely before 10am, then a chance of snow showers after 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -30. Windy, with a west wind 55 to 65 mph decreasing to 41 to 51 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 100 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
 
January 28 Tuesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Windy, with a north wind 48 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 80 mph. 
 
January 29 Wednesday  A 20 percent chance of snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Windy. 
 
January 29 Wednesday Night  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Windy. 
 
January 30 Thursday  Cloudy, with a high near 18. Windy. 
 
January 30 Thursday Night  Cloudy, with a low around 18. Windy. 
 
January 31 Friday  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Windy. 
 
January 31 Friday Night  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Windy. 
 
February 1 Saturday  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Windy. 
 
February 1 Saturday Night  A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Windy. 
 
February 2 Sunday  A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Windy. 
Above Weather Report Powered by the National Weather Service
Shasta Lake Helen

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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