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.


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 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 23 Monday   Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northeast 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. 
October 23 Monday Night  Clear, with a low around 35. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight. 
October 24 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 36. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 
October 24 Tuesday Night  Clear, with a low around 34. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 
October 25 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 34. North wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. 
October 25 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Breezy. 
October 26 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 37.
October 26 Thursday Night  Clear, with a low around 36.
October 27 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 36.
October 27 Friday Night  Clear, with a low around 34.
October 28 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 34.
October 28 Saturday Night  Clear, with a low around 28.
October 29 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 28.
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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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