Turning Colder

28th February 2009

No photos today folks – the view from inside the cloud was fairly boring and quite damp! Have looked at a number of different weather forecasts for the next period and it would seem that they all agree that some snowfall is due on the mountains overnight. They aren’t however in agreement on the amount of snow that is likely to fall. Your best bet is to get the evening weather forecast as they use the most up to date information available. It would seem that we will receive moderate snowfall over the higher summits overnight, followed by snow showers on Sunday. Although the winds aren’t due to be excessive they will be easily strong enough to drift deposits therefore windslab will accumulate in more sheltered locations. Where this occurs over refrozen snow-ice on angled terrain there will be a stability issue so make sure you are aware of the depth of new snow you are travelling into….it will be poorly bonded.
Sam

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