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)
October 18 Friday Night  Snow, mainly after 11pm. Temperature rising to around 17 by 4am. Wind chill values as low as -13. Windy, with a west wind 55 to 60 mph increasing to 60 to 65 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 100 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
October 19 Saturday  Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 17. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a west wind 65 to 70 mph increasing to 75 to 80 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 
 
October 19 Saturday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as -4. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. 
 
October 20 Sunday  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Windy, with a northwest wind around 60 mph, with gusts as high as 90 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 
 
October 20 Sunday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Windy. 
 
October 21 Monday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Windy. 
 
October 21 Monday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Windy. 
 
October 22 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 28. Windy. 
 
October 22 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Windy. 
 
October 23 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 28.
 
October 23 Wednesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Blustery. 
 
October 24 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy. 
 
October 24 Thursday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
 
October 25 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 35.
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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