Unstable snowpack….. Avalanches likely
2nd March 2020
Overnight, and through this morning snow showers have affected the area, this, and very strong southerly winds have caused a lot of heavy drifting forming large areas of unstable windslab in sheltered locations where avalanches are likely.
New accumulations of unstable windslab have continued to form in wind sheltered locations, field tests gave significant failures. Greatest instabilities exist on steep North-West through North to Easterly aspects above 750 metres. Areas particularly affected are coire rims, gullies, ridge flanks, and scarp slopes. Other aspects have been affected due to loading with pockets of localised instabilities. Cornices are fragile. The avalanche hazard is Considerable.
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