A fine day!

27th February 2017

The morning started well enough with cloud just level with the tops and at mid-day the cloud cover was still 80 per cent.  However it cleared  quite quickly and gave sunny spells within an hour.  The snowpack was firming up in the colder conditions, although it was still possible to step through into deep ‘glaur’ at lower altitudes.  The patches of fresh windslab were localised but unstable due to the presence of graupel through the drifts.  Though conditions were dry there was still some wind transport of snow going on in the easing wind.

Sron na Creise showing the light overnight snow covering from above road level (at 300 metres approx.)

Sunlight  highlighting the contrast between the finely shaped  snowdrifts and the scoured areas of older snow

Evidence of wind transport of the snow from the scoured L.H. area to the R.H. drifts

Cornices starting to form on the Eastern aspect of the Creise/Clach Leathad ridge

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