Lots of Redistribution
4th March 2008
The winds were stronger than expected and came round to the N and NNE at times today. This led to a lot of redistribution of deposits. Went back over to have another look at Carn a’Gheoidh and the slopes had all changed shape overnight. There were also a couple of sets of ski tracks up there from yesterday.
Because the snow is so dry and light at the moment it is readily available to be shifted by the wind. Today the East aspects were tending to be stripped with the snow going into very sheltered locations only on SE to SW aspects. These new accumulations are multi-layered due to the variable winds and weakly bonded.
Slight change tomorrow with a WSW wind bringing in milder weather – expected to be a 1000 metre freezing level around midday but possibly rising to plus 1 at 1000 metres later in the day. Wind speed is forecast to be around 45 mph.
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