A wet and windy day

17th March 2022

This morning was wet and windy in many locations, with some fresh snow above 1000 metres. Precipitation started as snow down to around 650 metres then turned to rain as high as 1000 metres by mid morning becoming cooler again in the afternoon.

Instabilities were present in the new windslab accumulations. The snowpack will gradually consolidate with the fluctuating temperatures. Instabilities will reman in areas where the accumulations have gained greatest depth above 1000 metres, mainly on North to East aspects.

The view from my high point on Buachaille Etive Beag at 900 metres today. You can just make out the ridge in the background if you look closely! It was raining heavily at this height with strong winds when I was there at 1130.

 

Looking up the Lairig Eilde towards Stob Coire Sgreamhach, taken in a brief clearing on the way down.

Coire na Tulaich on Buachaille Etive Mor, when the weather started to improve early this afternoon.

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