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)


February 24 Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -16. Windy, with a north wind 50 to 60 mph decreasing to 38 to 48 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 85 mph. 
 
February 25 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with a northwest wind 48 to 58 mph increasing to 70 to 80 mph. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. 
 
February 25 Thursday Night  Mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 14. Wind chill values as low as -17. Windy, with a north northwest wind 75 to 85 mph decreasing to 55 to 65 mph. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. 
 
February 26 Friday  Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -22. Windy, with a northwest wind 60 to 65 mph increasing to 70 to 75 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 110 mph. 
 
February 26 Friday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Windy, with a north northwest wind 75 to 80 mph increasing to 80 to 85 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. 
 
February 27 Saturday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Windy. 
 
February 27 Saturday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Windy. 
 
February 28 Sunday  Sunny, with a high near 26. Windy. 
 
February 28 Sunday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Breezy. 
 
March 1 Monday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Breezy. 
 
March 1 Monday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Breezy. 
 
March 2 Tuesday  Sunny, with a high near 26. Breezy. 
 
March 2 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Windy. 
 
March 3 Wednesday  A slight chance of snow. 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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