29th January 2008
It has been snowing today with the new deposits settling from about 500 metres. The winds have been light and even at 1000 metres there was no redistribution of the new snow. Consequently it has fallen as a fairly even thin cover. We were still breaking through the old snow at 1000 metres so it is going to take a bit longer for it to fully refreeze.
The snowfall is going to continue into the early evening and then mainly dry out with just the possibility of an odd shower. It will stay fairly cold with a 300 – 600 metre freezing level but the winds are going to increase to 40 mph. These will increase again on Wednesday to 55mph.
This will start to redistribute deposits and there will be some windslab formation in sheltered locations. Worst affected areas will be those that already hold old snow to provide a firm base -gullys above 900 metres and corrie rims.
There is some indication from the weather forecast that the weather is going to turn mild again – start checking out those longer range forecasts for weekend options.
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