NOAA: 15″ Forecasted for Mt. Shasta, CA Today

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Mt. Shasta, CA is big.
Mt. Shasta, CA is big.

Mt. Shasta is forecast to receive 15″ of snow today and tonight.

Mt. Shasta, CA forecast showing up to 15" today and tonight.
Mt. Shasta, CA forecast showing up to 15″ today and tonight.

14,162-foot Mt. Shasta in Northern California is a monster.  Shasta rises 10,000-vertical-feet above the surrounding rolling terrain.  Mt. Shasta gets the most snow in California.

Mt Shasta from above.
Mt Shasta from above.

Mt. Shasta set the US single storm snowfall record at 189 inches of snow (15.75 feet) from February 13th until February 19th, 1959.  Shasta is no stranger to big snowfalls and we’re hoping that 2014/15 will be no exception.

Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.
Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.

While Shasta isn’t skied much during mid-winter, it’s a hot-bed for spring skiing as Shasta holds good snow deep into August most seasons.  

Sand Hill Cranes flying over Mt. Shasta with lenticular cloud.
Sand Hill Cranes flying over Mt. Shasta with lenticular cloud.

Mt. Shasta has 7 glaciers with the longest being.

Mount Shasta stands out with stately eminence amid wilderness
Mount Shasta stands out with stately eminence amid wilderness

NOAA:

SNOW LEVELS
WILL DROP TO AROUND 5000 FEET WITH 3-6 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE CASCADES BY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL
ALSO DECREASE TONIGHT EAST OF THE CASCADES AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO
BE A CONCERN ON SUNDAY.
Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.
Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.

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5 thoughts on “NOAA: 15″ Forecasted for Mt. Shasta, CA Today

  1. Hahaha this isn’t even for shasta hahaha its saying 9 miles NE get your facts straight. And on top of it all. That is not rhe forecast for shasta.

    1. No, it is for Mt. Shasta the mountain. Check out the little map in the lower left of the NOAA forecast image above. What they’re saying is that it’s 9-miles NE of the Mount Shasta City, a small town nearby also called Mount Shasta, confusing, I know.

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