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)


September 17 Thursday Night  Widespread smoke, mainly after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 27. Windy, with a south wind 65 to 70 mph increasing to 75 to 80 mph. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. 
 
September 18 Friday  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Widespread smoke before 2pm, then patchy smoke after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. Windy, with a southwest wind 65 to 75 mph decreasing to 38 to 48 mph. Winds could gust as high as 110 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 
 
September 18 Friday Night  A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Patchy smoke before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Windy, with a west wind 22 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 
 
September 19 Saturday  Sunny, with a high near 30. Windy, with a west northwest wind 38 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. 
 
September 19 Saturday Night  Clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. 
 
September 20 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 40.
 
September 20 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Breezy. 
 
September 21 Monday  Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy. 
 
September 21 Monday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy. 
 
September 22 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy. 
 
September 22 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
 
September 23 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy. 
 
September 23 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Windy. 
 
September 24 Thursday  Sunny, with a high near 39. 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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