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)
April 19 Friday Night  Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -12. Windy, with a southwest wind 26 to 31 mph increasing to 35 to 40 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. 
 
April 20 Saturday  Snow before 11am, then snow showers after 11am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 14. Wind chill values as low as -12. Windy, with a southwest wind 37 to 47 mph decreasing to 16 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible. 
 
April 20 Saturday Night  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -12. Windy, with a north wind 28 to 38 mph increasing to 45 to 55 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 85 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
 
April 21 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 19. Windy, with a north wind 50 to 55 mph decreasing to 38 to 43 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 80 mph. 
 
April 21 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Blustery. 
 
April 22 Monday  Sunny, with a high near 24. Windy. 
 
April 22 Monday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Windy. 
 
April 23 Tuesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
 
April 23 Tuesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
 
April 24 Wednesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
 
April 24 Wednesday Night  A chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
 
April 25 Thursday  A slight chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Breezy. 
 
April 25 Thursday Night  A chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Windy. 
 
April 26 Friday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.
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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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