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)


September 26 Sunday   Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a west southwest wind 37 to 44 mph, with gusts as high as 65 mph. 
 
September 26 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Windy, with a southwest wind 44 to 46 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. 
 
September 27 Monday  Snow likely after 11am. Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Windy, with a southwest wind 49 to 54 mph increasing to 55 to 60 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 90 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 
 
September 27 Monday Night  Snow likely, mainly before 11pm, then a chance of snow showers after 2am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Windy, with a southwest wind 55 to 65 mph becoming west northwest 32 to 42 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 95 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
September 28 Tuesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Windy, with a northwest wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. 
 
September 28 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Breezy. 
 
September 29 Wednesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Blustery. 
 
September 29 Wednesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
 
September 30 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 35.
 
September 30 Thursday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy. 
 
October 1 Friday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
 
October 1 Friday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy. 
 
October 2 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 36.
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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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