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)
August 18 Friday Night  Patchy smoke. Clear, with a low around 33. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. 
 
August 19 Saturday  Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 34. West southwest wind 17 to 20 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. 
 
August 19 Saturday Night  Patchy smoke. Clear, with a low around 33. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. 
 
August 20 Sunday  Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. 
 
August 20 Sunday Night  Patchy smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 33. East northeast wind 9 to 16 mph becoming south in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. 
 
August 21 Monday  Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 34.
 
August 21 Monday Night  Patchy smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
 
August 22 Tuesday  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
 
August 22 Tuesday Night  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy. 
 
August 23 Wednesday  A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
 
August 23 Wednesday Night  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy. 
 
August 24 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy. 
 
August 24 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
 
August 25 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 33.
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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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