NOAA: 91-121″ of Snow Forecast on Mt. Shasta, CA Next 4 Days:

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Mt. Shasta, CA is ready. Are you? Photo from October 21st, 2016. (image sent in by a SnowBrains fan: @shotswithmike)
Mt. Shasta, CA is ready. Are you?  Photo from October 21st, 2016. (image sent in by a SnowBrains fan: @shotswithmike)

NOAA is currently forecasting 91-121″ of snow to fall on Mt. Shasta, CA between today and Sunday.

NOAA is forecasting two powerful storm to impact California this weekend:  

  • 1st Storm = Today & Tomorrow
  • 2nd Storm = Saturday & Sunday

NOAA is forecasting snow levels on Mt. Shasta to begin around 8,500′ on Thursday before dropping as low as 6,000′ by Sunday night.  The bulk of the precipitation is forecast to fall with snow levels around 7,000′.

NOAA's snow level forecast (bottom row) showing snow level starting at around 8,500' on Thursday before dropping as low as 6,000' by Sunday night. The bulk of the precipitation is forecast to fall with snow levels around 7,000' (showing boxed in red). image: noaa, today
NOAA’s snow level forecast (bottom row) showing snow level starting at around 8,500′ on Thursday before dropping as low as 6,000′ by Sunday night. The bulk of the precipitation is forecast to fall with snow levels around 7,000′ (showing boxed in red). image: noaa, today

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91-121" of snow forecast on Mt. Shasta, CA Next 4 Days. image: noaa, today
91-121″ of snow forecast on Mt. Shasta, CA Next 4 Days. image: noaa, today

14,172′ Mt. Shasta got buried in snow from the Atmospheric River Storm that hit the West Coast from October 13-16th. 

On October 18th, 2016, the crew from Mount Shasta Guides climbed Shasta and skied epic 3,500′ powder runs.

They reported finding 5-7 feet of snow at 10,400′ on Shasta that day and they said this:

“This was the earliest I’ve ever skied [Shasta] with such excellent conditions…” – Chris Carr, Mount Shasta Guides owner on October 18th, 2016

3,500-foot powder runs on Mt. Shasta, CA on October 18th, 2016. photo: mt. shasta guides
3,500-foot powder runs on Mt. Shasta, CA on October 18th, 2016. photo: mt. shasta guides

Today’s approaching storm cycle should about double that amount of snow on Shasta making Mt. Shasta by far the best place for skiing and riding this October/November in North America.

For a forecast for Lake Tahoe, CA, please click below:

NOAA: Special Weather Statement for California | 2 Storms This Weekend To Drop Big High Elevation Snow

5 day precipitation forecast map showing big numbers for California and Mt Shasta. image: noaa, today
5 day precipitation forecast map showing big numbers for California and Mt Shasta. image: noaa, today

If you do plan to head to Shasta next week, please be extremely careful, check all weather and avalanche forecasts.

Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center

Mt. Shasta Avalanche Gulch at 8,000′. on October 18th, 2016. photo: mt. shasta guides
Mt. Shasta Avalanche Gulch at 8,000′. on October 18th, 2016. photo: mt. shasta guides
Ski Avalanche Gulch Mt. Shasta 10.18.16. photo: mt. shasta guides.
Ski Avalanche Gulch Mt. Shasta 10.18.16. photo: mt. shasta guides.

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