Blue Sky Day…
2nd February 2019
We’ve had a bit more snow than expected in the past 24 hours with fairly strong winds overnight. Depth seems to be variable even over relatively small distances with deeper snow noted on Balmoral Estate to Braemar – up to 20cm straight fall depth at 300m. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine – a fresh NW wind giving significant wind chill at altitude. The snow cover is varied from a few centimetres in exposed locations to well over knee deep drifts in sheltered ones (Easily 1.8m depth on a South facing aspect at 900m). The snow is very light, cold and dry giving great skiing where there is a base but many areas still have very thin cover…. The strong winds overnight have created wind lips and cornices (these aren’t supporting body weight!) – so care needs to be taken with route choice at the moment. Doesn’t look like such a stunning day tomorrow with light snow forecast through most of the daylight hours on fresh winds – so drifting of deposits will occur.
Comments on this post
Got something to say? Leave a comment