Videos Show Intense Whiteout Conditions with 60+ MPH Winds Near Mount Shasta
With the intense winter storm arriving in Northern California, much of the forecast has targeted the Tahoe mountains and Eastern Sierra as the main recipient of the snowfall. At the end of the storm, those areas might well receive the most snow, but on Tuesday, Mount Shasta saw the most intense weather in NorCal.
A group of weather chasers from the state of Washington posted photos and videos of the storm arriving in Siskiyou County today and they show intense winds and snowfall. Mostly shot in Weed, the videos show winds over 50 mph and snow falling hard on the area.
See the Snowmageddon near Mount Shasta on Tuesday, January 26:
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
Itâ€™s still rocking and rolling here in the Town of Mount Shasta. I-5 is completely shut down between Redding and Yreka. Strongest wind is still in Weed but itâ€™s beginning to pick up here. Almost 1 foot of snow since 2PM. #cawx #snow @NWSMedford pic.twitter.com/qkSisdg9LL— Benjamin Jurkovich (@BenjaminJurkovi) January 27, 2021
NEW #VIDEO! Blizzard in Weed, California fueled by an atmospheric river. Intense whiteout conditions on interstate 5 causing major travel issues. At times visibility was zero feet. Heavy snow is still falling at the time of this posting. #cawx #snow pic.twitter.com/mOrDf51cZc— Washington Weather Chasers (@WaWxChasers) January 27, 2021
#cawx blizzard conditions. pic.twitter.com/Yik92wndgk— Michael Snyder (@SeattleWXGuy) January 26, 2021
Conditions are worsening in Weed, CA. #cawx @NWSMedford pic.twitter.com/ghu2KSnK4t— Benjamin Jurkovich (@BenjaminJurkovi) January 26, 2021
The town of Mount Shasta is expected to see up to 4 feet of snow through Friday. It’s safe to say that storm has started. Stay safe, NorCal.