Skies clear, temperatures to rise in Mt. Shasta area

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Black Butte, between the cities of Mount Shasta and Weed, wore a cloud scarf Monday morning, March 26, 2018.

The storms have passed, and the forecast calls for temperatures to rise into the 60s this week in the Mt. Shasta area.

Clearing skies revealed a new layer of white on the mountain, while Black Butte wore a cloud scarf Monday morning, March 26, 2018.

Some of the inclement weather that was forecast for the area last week was less significant than predicted, although a brief but impressive snow flurry came through Saturday evening.

While the city of Mount Shasta has received more than 4.5 inches of precipitation in March, according to the weather station at the US Forest Service office on Alma St., the total for the weather year starting Oct. 1, 2017 stands at 14.73.

That's better than the very dry 2013-14 season, when the total was just 9.37 inches as of March 26, but well below the last three years. A year ago, the total precipitation as of March 26 was slightly over 49 inches.