Snow Showers

8th February 2018

There have been fluctuating temperatures overnight with rain sleet and snow showers which have been heavy at times. The freezing level is now around 900 metres and lowering. Summit winds are South-Westerly fresh to strong.

looking at the west face of Anoach Dubh and into Stob Coire nam Beith

The 3 sisters of GlenCoe during a brighter spell this afternoon

Areas of fresh unstable windslab are forming in areas sheltered from the South-Westerly wind. Greatest accumulations are in gullies and on slopes with a North through East to South-Easterly aspect mainly above 900 metres. A fairly gentle rise in temperatures overnight is now assisting consolidation of the older snowpack which is moist below 900 metres. Cornices are fragile. Avalanche debris (small) from an overnight event noted below Crowberry basin. The avalanche hazard is Considerable.

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