Thursday Rain brings relief to Mt. Shasta

by Shasta Cascade on August 6, 2009

Mt. Shasta- A strong low pressure system moved into the area Thursday Aug 6th, bringing cloudy skies, rain and unseasonably low temperatures. The unsettled weather also had the benefit of cleaning the area skies from the fire smoke that covered the area yesterday.

At Noontime, it was only 55 degrees outside, and the skies were overcast. By late afternoon, the storm moved out of the area, leaving party sunny skies, and a great view of the fresh snow on Mt. Shasta.

If you plan to go hiking or camping in the area, please note that all the major forest fires are approximately one hour east of Mt. Shasta.

Be aware that Highway 89, which travels east to the affected areas, is closed at the junction of 299. If you had plans to travel east of Burney, you’ll have to make alternative arrangements.

Hikers: be aware that parts of the Pacific Crest Trail around Burney are closed, and that a detour is in place.
Click here to see the detour map.

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