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)
February 27 Monday   Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -38. Windy, with a west wind around 38 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
February 27 Monday Night  A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around -4 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -39. Windy, with a northwest wind 32 to 37 mph increasing to 45 to 50 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 75 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
 
February 28 Tuesday  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -35. Windy, with a northwest wind 50 to 60 mph, with gusts as high as 85 mph. 
 
February 28 Tuesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -18. Windy, with a northwest wind 36 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. 
 
March 1 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 12. Windy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. 
 
March 1 Wednesday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Windy. 
 
March 2 Thursday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Windy. 
 
March 2 Thursday Night  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Windy. 
 
March 3 Friday  Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Windy. 
 
March 3 Friday Night  A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Windy. 
 
March 4 Saturday  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 6. Windy. 
 
March 4 Saturday Night  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Windy. 
 
March 5 Sunday  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 7. Windy. 
Above Weather Report Powered by the National Weather Service
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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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