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.
|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.|