Mild and Windy

8th February 2008

The thaw has become firmly established now with a significant reduction in snow cover occuring. The remaining snow is now saturated and thawing fairly quickly in today’s warm winds and moderate rain.
We did have some avalanche activity later on yesterday afternoon – mainly from cornices taking out the slopes below. One that we had our eye on in the early afternoon refused to go until we weren’t watching and the Grampian Police M R T who were training in the area underneath The Stuic reported large debris and a very loud collapse occuring while they were in there – it’s okay…it does them good…keeps them on their toes! Joking aside these guys know what they’re doing and knew where not to be yesterday…and it gives us great feed back when they can report avalanche activity to us.
Looking ahead – tomorrow will be very similar to today – warm, wet (a bit) and windy (very). Although there is a hint that it will turn colder later on in the afternoon. The slightly longer term forecast is suggesting that high pressure will build and we will have some more settled weather. While this does mean that it will become colder – no snow is forecast.
So watch out for any remaining cornices tomorrow and lets hope there will be something left to freeze up when it gets colder.
PS – Kayaking looks good at the moment!

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