A little snow forecast

24th February 2009

Taking advantage of the reduction in snow to get ahead with the heather burning

Typical snow cover in North facing corrie, at 900m to 1000m.

Distant view to cloudy Cairngorms

We have the potential for some snow tonight but this is dependent on the timing of a cold front that is crossing the highlands tonight. We have been forecast heavy sleet but the freezing level is due to lower as the night progresses, so we may get some snowfall later on. The winds are due to be 55 mph from the West, with the potential for gusts up to 75mph later on. Any snow that does fall will be driven into sheltered locations so we will have some windslab development. Any deeper new snow accumulations that you encounter that overlie snow-ice on steeper ground should be avoided.
Sam

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