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)
January 19 Friday Night  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -27. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 
 
January 20 Saturday  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -30. Windy, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 
 
January 20 Saturday Night  Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to 34 to 39 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
January 21 Sunday  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 9. Windy, with a west southwest wind around 55 mph, with gusts as high as 85 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches possible. 
 
January 21 Sunday Night  Snow showers. Low around 7. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible. 
 
January 22 Monday  Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. 
 
January 22 Monday Night  A chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Blustery. 
 
January 23 Tuesday  Snow likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Windy. 
 
January 23 Tuesday Night  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 7. Windy. 
 
January 24 Wednesday  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 7. Windy. 
 
January 24 Wednesday Night  Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Windy. 
 
January 25 Thursday  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near -10. Breezy. 
 
January 25 Thursday Night  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Breezy. 
 
January 26 Friday  A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Windy. 
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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