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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)

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 39. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. South southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Windy, with a south southeast wind 31 to 39 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
 
Saturday 2/4  A slight chance of snow between 10am and 4pm, then snow showers likely after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 27.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow showers, mainly before 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  A chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
 
Monday 2/6  Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
 
Monday Night 2/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
 
Tuesday 2/7  A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Camping at Lake Helen

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

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a southwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. Windy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 21 by 10am, then falling to around 16 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -9. Windy, with a south southwest wind 39 to 44 mph increasing to 50 to 55 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 80 mph.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a south wind 65 to 75 mph increasing to 80 to 90 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Windy, with a southwest wind 45 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 80 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Windy.
 
Saturday 2/4  A slight chance of snow between 10am and 4pm, then snow showers likely after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Breezy.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow showers, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 19.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  A chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
 
Monday 2/6  Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
 
Monday Night 2/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
 
Tuesday 2/7  A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.


Camping at Lake Helen

Below Weather Forcast at 14,179 Summit of Mt Shasta

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 8. Wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -23. Windy, with a south southwest wind 31 to 36 mph increasing to 38 to 43 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -38. Windy, with a south wind 65 to 75 mph increasing to 85 to 95 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 9. Windy, with a southwest wind 50 to 60 mph, with gusts as high as 90 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Windy.
 
Saturday 2/4  A slight chance of snow between 10am and 4pm, then snow showers likely after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 7. Breezy.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow showers, mainly before 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a high near 9. Breezy.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  A chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
 
Monday 2/6  Mostly sunny, with a high near 12.
 
Monday Night 2/6  Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.
 
Tuesday 2/7  A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 16.

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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