Slowly developing…

15th December 2019

We had been warned that there was some uncertainty in the snow amounts therefore it wasn’t a surprise when it started snowing into the glen last night. Conditions are gradually building with the depth and distribution of the snow steadily increasing. There are isolated deeper drifts present and surface layers are reactive with blocking and cracking occurring today in the most wind sheltered locations. These accumulations aren’t extensive and cover down slope becomes superficial within metres. However deposits were drifting in the winds and will continue to do so over the next 24 hour period. Therefore we expect windslab to develop in specific locations – Please see main report.

This little guy has got it right as his coat is allowing him to blend in among the rocks and heather that are still breaking through the superficial snow.

Slightly deeper accumulations visible at the top of the slopes centre shot

Cloud base lifted in the afternoon to give some views north from the Glenshee ski centre.

Snow fences rimed up on both sides showing the variable wind direction at present

Heavy icing on the cables and up lift turning wheels

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