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.
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)


May 10 Monday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 17 to 23 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. 
 
May 11 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 26. Windy, with a north northeast wind 24 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. 
 
May 11 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 23 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. 
 
May 12 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 24. West southwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. 
 
May 12 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. 
 
May 13 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy. 
 
May 13 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Windy. 
 
May 14 Friday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Windy. 
 
May 14 Friday Night  A slight chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
 
May 15 Saturday  A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Windy. 
 
May 15 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Windy. 
 
May 16 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy. 
 
May 16 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Blustery. 
 
May 17 Monday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
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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