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 23 Monday Night  Clear, with a low around 22. Southeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. 
 
April 24 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southeast wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. 
 
April 24 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. 
 
April 25 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 24. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. 
 
April 25 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Windy, with a south southeast wind 30 to 35 mph increasing to 36 to 41 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. 
 
April 26 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Windy. 
 
April 26 Thursday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Windy. 
 
April 27 Friday  A chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Windy. 
 
April 27 Friday Night  Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
 
April 28 Saturday  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 8. Breezy. 
 
April 28 Saturday Night  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Windy. 
 
April 29 Sunday  A chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 7.
 
April 29 Sunday Night  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
 
April 30 Monday  A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.
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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