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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.

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)

Bunny Flat Parking Area

Below Weather Forcast at about 6,950 Ft Bunny Flat Parking Area (as shown above)

Thursday  12/1  Snow, mainly before 4pm. Temperature falling to around 16 by 4pm. West wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Thursday Night 12/1  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -6. Blustery, with a west wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
 
Friday 12/2  Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -3. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
 
Friday Night 12/2  A 20 percent chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -2. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
 
Saturday 12/3  Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Windy, with an east southeast wind 23 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 12/3  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
 
Sunday 12/4  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 12/4  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
 
Monday 12/5  A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
 
Monday Night 12/5  Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
 
Tuesday 12/6  Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
 
Tuesday Night 12/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
 
Wednesday 12/7  Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

Camping at Lake Helen

Below Weather Forcast at Lake Helen 10,400 Ft (overnight camp for most climbers)

Thursday  12/1  Snow, mainly before 4pm. Widespread blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 3 by 3pm. Wind chill values as low as -23. Windy, with a west wind 33 to 37 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Thursday Night 12/1  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -29. Windy, with a west northwest wind 38 to 43 mph decreasing to 30 to 35 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.
 
Friday 12/2  Areas of blowing snow between 7am and 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a west southwest wind 24 to 29 mph increasing to 31 to 36 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
 
Friday Night 12/2  A 20 percent chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -23. Windy, with a south southwest wind 31 to 41 mph increasing to 50 to 60 mph. Winds could gust as high as 90 mph.
 
Saturday 12/3  Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Windy, with a south wind 43 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 80 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 12/3  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 13. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
 
Sunday 12/4  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 12/4  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Breezy.
 
Monday 12/5  A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 13.
 
Monday Night 12/5  Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
 
Tuesday 12/6  Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.
 
Tuesday Night 12/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.
 
Wednesday 12/7  Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.

Camping at Lake Helen

Below Weather Forcast at 14,179 Summit of Mt Shasta

Thursday  12/1  Snow, mainly before 4pm. Widespread blowing snow. Temperature falling to around -10 by 3pm. Wind chill values as low as -42. Windy, with a west wind 50 to 55 mph decreasing to 43 to 48 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 80 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Thursday Night 12/1  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -15. Wind chill values as low as -46. Windy, with a west northwest wind 46 to 51 mph increasing to 60 to 65 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 95 mph.
 
Friday 12/2  Widespread blowing snow before 9am. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Wind chill values as low as -40. Windy, with a west southwest wind 41 to 46 mph increasing to 45 to 50 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 80 mph.
 
Friday Night 12/2  A 20 percent chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -39. Windy, with a south southwest wind 36 to 46 mph increasing to 50 to 60 mph. Winds could gust as high as 90 mph.
 
Saturday 12/3  Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Windy, with a south wind 36 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 12/3  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 1. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
 
Sunday 12/4  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 5. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 12/4  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Windy.
 
Monday 12/5  A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1.
 
Monday Night 12/5  Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.
 
Tuesday 12/6  Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 0.
 
Tuesday Night 12/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Blustery.
 
Wednesday 12/7  Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 0.

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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