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)
December 12 Wednesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 19 by 11pm. Wind chill values as low as -9. Windy, with a northwest wind 50 to 55 mph decreasing to 41 to 46 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 80 mph. 
 
December 13 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -4. Windy, with a west southwest wind 43 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. 
 
December 13 Thursday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as -11. Windy, with a south southwest wind 36 to 41 mph increasing to 42 to 47 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph. 
 
December 14 Friday  Snow after 10am. High near 16. Wind chill values as low as -19. Windy, with a south wind 85 to 95 mph decreasing to 70 to 80 mph. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. 
 
December 14 Friday Night  Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Windy, with a west southwest wind 60 to 65 mph decreasing to 49 to 54 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 100 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. 
 
December 15 Saturday  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Windy. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. 
 
December 15 Saturday Night  Snow. Widespread blowing snow. Low around 21. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
December 16 Sunday  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 21. Windy. 
 
December 16 Sunday Night  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Windy. 
 
December 17 Monday  Snow likely, mainly before 4pm. Patchy blowing snow before 10am, then widespread blowing snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.
 
December 17 Monday Night  A chance of snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Windy. 
 
December 18 Tuesday  A chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Windy. 
 
December 18 Tuesday Night  A chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Windy. 
 
December 19 Wednesday  A slight chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Windy. 
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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