Wintry in the strong Westerlies
3rd February 2020
Overnight, the freezing level rose to around 1200 metres along with heavy rain and strong gale force winds. Today, very strong Westerly winds and intermittent snow showers the freezing level was around 500 metres. It was pretty cold walking into the wind today it felt really wintry. Last night the recent new snow accumulations were consolidated and depleted at lower levels. Very strong Westerly winds were scouring and drifting snow forming poorly bonded windslab in wind sheltered locations. Greatest amounts are on North through East to South-Easterly aspects above 850 metres. Other aspects have localised instabilities due to cross loading. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.
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