A lot of snow blowing around………

3rd February 2021

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The freezing level was around 450 metres. Snow showers fell mainly above 300 metres with very strong Easterly winds. These strong winds and the new snow is quickly drifting, forming new unstable windslab in many steep sheltered locations. Greatest accumulations are on South-West through West to North aspects aspects above 700 metres. Steep sheltered gullies, coire headwalls and scarp slopes are mostly affected. Other sheltered areas have localised instabilities. The avalanche hazard is Considerable. Avalanche are likely tomorrow.

On the road at 300 metres.

A lot of snow blowing around today settling mostly above 350 metres and drifting quickly at higher elevations.

 

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