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)
February 11 Monday Night  Snow. Steady temperature around 7. Wind chill values as low as -28. Windy, with a southwest wind 80 to 85 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. 
 
February 12 Tuesday  Snow. High near 10. Wind chill values as low as -33. Windy, with a south southwest wind 65 to 75 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible. 
 
February 12 Tuesday Night  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -21. Windy, with a south southwest wind 70 to 75 mph increasing to 75 to 80 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 25 to 31 inches possible. 
 
February 13 Wednesday  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 16. Windy, with a southwest wind 65 to 75 mph decreasing to 55 to 65 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 19 to 25 inches possible. 
 
February 13 Wednesday Night  Snow. Low around -1. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible. 
 
February 14 Thursday  Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 11. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible. 
 
February 14 Thursday Night  Snow. Cloudy, with a low around -8. Windy. 
 
February 15 Friday  Snow before 10am, then snow showers after 10am. Cloudy and cold, with a high near -8. Windy. 
 
February 15 Friday Night  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. Windy. 
 
February 16 Saturday  Snow showers likely. Cloudy and cold, with a high near -10. Windy. 
 
February 16 Saturday Night  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Windy. 
 
February 17 Sunday  A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Windy. 
 
February 17 Sunday Night  A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Windy. 
 
February 18 Washington's Birthday  A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Windy. 
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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