Snow to lower levels on Easterly winds

6th March 2019

After a clear cold night it snowed to lowers levels this morning snow was lying at 300 metres but this thawed quite quickly the main snow level remained at around 450 metres and this also started to rise as the day progressed. The Winds were moderate, strong at times from an Easterly direction. The freezing level fell to 500 metres then slowly rose to around 700 metres and will keep rising this evening.

Quite heavy snow this morning, then more light snow showers

Poor visibility above 550 metres

Some deep drifts in isolated areas

Ski club hut at 845 metres rime ice forming in many places

Ski patrol hut on Meall a Bhuiridh at 850 metres temperature was minus 1.9 degrees celsius

Snow showers containing hail this morning, but more importantly they were also found sandwiched  within the snowpack, these can  cause instabilities leading to failures in the snowpack

Slightly clearer in the early part of the afternoon – the 3 sisters

Southerly aspect of the Aonach Eagach ridge

Looking into Stob Coire nan Lochan with Gearr Aonach on the left, Aonach Dubh on the right

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