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176 – 218 inches of snow. In three days!

  • This Afternoon Snow. Could be heavy at times. High near 23. Wind chill values as low as -7. Windy, with a south southwest wind around 85 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 33 to 39 inches possible.
  • Tonight Snow. Could be heavy at times. Steady temperature around 21. Wind chill values as low as -7. Windy, with a south southwest wind 85 to 95 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 37 to 43 inches possible.
  • Friday Snow showers. Could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 15 by 4pm. Wind chill values as low as -13. Windy, with a south southwest wind 80 to 85 mph decreasing to 70 to 75 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 23 to 29 inches possible.
  • Friday Night Snow. Could be heavy at times. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -13. Windy, with a south southwest wind 70 to 80 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 21 to 27 inches possible.
  • Saturday Snow. Could be heavy at times. High near 19. Windy, with a southwest wind 75 to 80 mph, with gusts as high as 115 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 22 to 28 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night Snow. Could be heavy at times. Low around 17. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 29 to 35 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow. Could be heavy at times. High near 18. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.

Here are the total snowfall (max values) forecast for the event:

39″ Thursday

43 ” Thurs night

29″ Friday

27″ Friday night

28″ Saturday

35″ Saturday night

17″ Sunday

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.399475357337565&lon=-122.2050476074218 8

Thanks to Ralph Fato and Kenneth Lund for this link

“Here’s another one,” says Ralph. “Insane.”

 

12 Responses to Mt Shasta – 14 to 18 feet (5½ m) of snow in next 72 hours

  1. Deborah says:

    This isn’t necessarily insane, when the pineapple express blows north this amount of snow makes perfect sense. Admittedly it hasn’t happened all that often but I remember massive amounts of snow in the mountain chain southwest of Shasta as a child a couple of years running. As I recall we also had some ice storms about that time to the extent that trees froze and exploded.

    I’m still very much on the fence about the whole ice age / global warming debate.

    • Wayne D says:

      Hi Deborah: I’ve live in south east Texas my entire life. For years now I’ve been hoping that all this global warming hoopla would eventually become exposed completely for what it really is…… utter nonsense. It’s really hard for me to believe that man-made global warming is real and whenever I get the chance I speak up against it… So for some time now I’ve been looking forward to our weather changing and back to the way I remember it a few decades ago… I know that I have stated in other posts that I’ve been keeping weather records down here for more than 40 years now. Because of this and for the last few decades or so, I have noticed that very few record lows have occurred in the Houston area. However, we have been accumulating many record highs and for some time now. But I still want to believe that this situation will change and continue looking toward the north for evidence of that.

  2. Amanda M says:

    *tapping foot*

    Still waiting on snow in Alaska.

  3. Kenneth Lund says:

    BUT if you combine this snow event in California and the Cascades with the record breaking (all-time) ice extent now reported in Antarctica, plus record breaking snowfall in China and many other areas of the Hemisphere so early – that is very significant news and very likely indicates an approaching ice age. The snow gets heavier at high altitudes as you move into an ice age/cooling cycle, and this is why most glaciers at high altitudes are growing.
    Furthermore, all 4 of these ice age cycles are due immediately, including the 360 year little ice age, the 1,400 year cycle, the 11,500 year major and the 100,000 year major. If all 4 of these cycles converge all at once – then you get the picture. Nothing will prevent that, as the record shows in the past millions of years.
    This is why humans need to prepare, or our chances of survival will not be great.
    Consider the alternatives !

  4. Richard D says:

    If you believe in cooling, the real concern is not the amount of snowfall in any local area, but the insane amount of moisture in the atmosphere all over the planet. There’s way too much H2O up there to be caused by evaporation and condensation. It has to be the result of cosmic rays. Which means that Mother Nature is proving the Svensmark Hypothesis.

  5. johnthe1st says:

    Well San Fran is getting soaked I can tell you. Wish it were snow.

  6. Richard D says:

    Kenneth

    Excellent post. The only thing I take issue with is the idea that nothing will prevent a return of the glaciers. What if there were to be a channel opened up through the isthmus of Panama, allowing the Pacific to flow into the Atlantic?

  7. Deborah says:

    Essentially we are due for a lot of cooler weather. What scares me is the amount of triggers for major cooling. I know how I’d like to prepare but I just don’t have the cash to do so.

    However, I’ll make a bet with some of the other readers, as soon as the Juan de Fuca plate breaks off the coast of the Pacific N. West give it three months or so and one of the Cascade volcanoes will become very active. Mt. Shasta is due but it could be any volcano in the chain down to and including Mammoth Lakes, Long Valley or even up to Mt. Hood. Personally I figure Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen at the same time. It will ruin a lot of peoples’ day for a long time to come and the bigger the volcano the colder it will get.

    BTW, the Pacific N. West will never recover, the damage will be massive and the terrain is too rough. I live here in the Pac. N. West.

  8. Steven Rowlandson says:

    Further north on Vancouver Island it is snowing heavily at Mnt. Washington. Plenty of moisture in the air and below freezing temperatures is all it takes. The duration of such conditions and total snowfall makes a difference between a more or less regular winter and the onset of some kind of ice age.
    http://www.mountwashington.ca/weather/alpine-snow-report.html
    Link good for dec 4/2012

  9. Rhys Jaggar says:

    Did it happen?

    Mt Baker WA 3ft.
    Mammoth CA 4ft.
    Kirkwood CA 5ft.


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