Post storm.

28th January 2019

It was a surprise how little snow was left on the hills after yesterdays storm. Only sheltered features hanging onto cover, everything else on the hill was stripped. There is still good cover in sheltered glens and forests at low levels.

 

The main road to the ski area was shut until late morning. It’s a great drive for observant snow watchers. Note the scouring on the hills behind the plough.

 

The hill was heavily scoured. However deep deposits were found in any sheltered location. The steepening on the ridge of The Cairnwell holding snow (middle left), we had a human triggered avalanche reported here last year. Carn Bhinnein  SE slope in the background also holding snow.

 

This sheltered location at 900 metres holding up to 1.5 metres of unstable windslab.

 

Windlips forming on SE aspects on Carn an Tuirc. An indication cornices are likely to be forming in some locations.

 

Another great view towards Braeriach. These aspects looking quite white, not so wintry looking the other way!

 

A93 and Beinn a Bhuird in the background. Sheltered glens and forests were less affected by strong winds and retain reasonable cover.

 

Glenshee Ski Centre looking good in the sun. They had some beginners areas open today but they are looking for more snowfall before they open further uplift.

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