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)


November 27 Friday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. 
 
November 28 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -2. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. 
 
November 28 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. 
 
November 29 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -2. Southwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. 
 
November 29 Sunday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Windy, with a southwest wind 24 to 29 mph increasing to 31 to 36 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. 
 
November 30 Monday  A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Windy. 
 
November 30 Monday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Windy. 
 
December 1 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 23.
 
December 1 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
 
December 2 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 25.
 
December 2 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
 
December 3 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
 
December 3 Thursday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
 
December 4 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 26.
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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