A Notable Shift

9th February 2024

Mainly dry today with occasional snow showers. Generally very windy with gale force Easterly winds notably shifting or re-depositing snow onto Westerly aspects, though in sheltered locations snow seemed to be blowing around in all directions. Feeling a degree or so warmer than yesterday, with the freezing level rising to around 400 metres through the morning.

Even with a small dusting of wind blown snow on most aspects care was required on the icy paths, the safest line especially downhill being on the generally ice free grassy slopes.

Above 750m isolated and shallow accumulations of windslab had formed, mostly lying on bare ground. Despite being very poorly bonded on top of previous days surface hoar, overall amounts were not significant.

Looking forward it remains unsettled with further snow expected overnight, though amounts are uncertain. The gale force Easterly winds are expected to steadily ease.

A windy Loch Leven with cloud covered Ballachulish summits


Scoured and frozen old snow on North aspects, Stob Coire Sgreamhach


Some of the locals above Allt Lairig Eilde


Whilst not obvious from the photo, snow being redistributed generally onto Western aspects, this being North-West near the bealach on Buchaille Etive Beag.

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