Mt. Shasta Receives 40 Inches of Snow with A LOT More on the Way
Mount Shasta has been a welcoming recipient of the snowfall hitting Northern California this week. Since Sunday afternoon, the snow has fallen early and often, creating a winter wonderland and skiing bonanza in California’s Far North.
The largest storm began with a bang in Siskiyou County on Tuesday evening. Blizzard conditions were created by 60+ mph winds in Weed.
Conditions on i-5 southbound a couple miles north of Weed, CA. On and off whiteout conditions, winds sustained at 45mph gusting to 62mph. #cawx #snow pic.twitter.com/LGBi36RsiF— Benjamin Jurkovich (@BenjaminJurkovi) January 26, 2021
The winds subsided on Wednesday and the area was greeted with multiple feet of fresh snow. As of Thursday morning, more than 41 inches of snow had fallen on the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. The resort was elated to finally eliminate the early-season conditions and give their visitors some powder day on the slopes. Videos online show waste-deep powder on the mountain:
The best part? It’s just getting started. Following a mild break in the weather on Friday, the ski park is forecast to receive 52 inches of snow over the following four days, according to On the Snow. That will open up the best bluebird days of the past two seasons on the mountain on Wednesday and Thursday.
Snowmageddon 2021 has been a wonderful gift to the North State. Not only will it help with summer water levels and fire season, but in the current moment we’ll be able to enjoy that fresh pow pow.
Stay Active, NorCal.