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.
|September||17||Thursday Night Widespread smoke, mainly after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 27. Windy, with a south wind 65 to 70 mph increasing to 75 to 80 mph. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph.|
|September||18||Friday A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Widespread smoke before 2pm, then patchy smoke after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. Windy, with a southwest wind 65 to 75 mph decreasing to 38 to 48 mph. Winds could gust as high as 110 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.|
|September||18||Friday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Patchy smoke before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Windy, with a west wind 22 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.|
|September||19||Saturday Sunny, with a high near 30. Windy, with a west northwest wind 38 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph.|
|September||19||Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.|
|September||20||Sunday Sunny, with a high near 40.|
|September||20||Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Breezy.|
|September||21||Monday Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy.|
|September||21||Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy.|
|September||22||Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy.|
|September||22||Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 31.|
|September||23||Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.|
|September||23||Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Windy.|
|September||24||Thursday Sunny, with a high near 39. Windy.|