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)
June 17 Monday Night  Clear, with a low around 35. Windy, with a north wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 26 to 31 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. 
 
June 18 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. 
 
June 18 Tuesday Night  Clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a northwest wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. 
 
June 19 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 22 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. 
 
June 19 Wednesday Night  Clear, with a low around 29. Windy, with a west northwest wind 31 to 38 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. 
 
June 20 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 30. Windy. 
 
June 20 Thursday Night  Clear, with a low around 18. Windy. 
 
June 21 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 27. Windy. 
 
June 21 Friday Night  Clear, with a low around 24. Windy. 
 
June 22 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 25. Blustery. 
 
June 22 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
 
June 23 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy. 
 
June 23 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Breezy. 
 
June 24 Monday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. 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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