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)


July 8 Wednesday Night  Clear, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. 
 
July 9 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 31. Windy, with a west wind 32 to 37 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. 
 
July 9 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Windy, with a southwest wind 41 to 49 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph. 
 
July 10 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 36. Windy, with a south southwest wind 36 to 44 mph, with gusts as high as 65 mph. 
 
July 10 Friday Night  Clear, with a low around 34. Windy, with a south southwest wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 28 to 33 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. 
 
July 11 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 47. Windy. 
 
July 11 Saturday Night  Clear, with a low around 32. Windy. 
 
July 12 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 45. Windy. 
 
July 12 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Windy. 
 
July 13 Monday  Sunny, with a high near 46. Windy. 
 
July 13 Monday Night  Clear, with a low around 33. Windy. 
 
July 14 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 45. Windy. 
 
July 14 Tuesday Night  Clear, with a low around 33. Breezy. 
 
July 15 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy. 
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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