Deep drifts

30th January 2021

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Better visibility today, although there were banks of cloud at around 900 to 950 metres. Pretty much full cover with thinner areas in exposed locations. Plenty of deep drifts and wind features to catch you out in poor viz. or low light. The forecast for the next 24 hour period however is dry and clear with gentler winds than experienced recently.

The Cairnwell (933m) View of the cover on E to S aspects. Note the deeper snow in the more sheltered locations on the South aspect.

 

View across to Carn Aosda (915m). Deeper cover on South aspects.

 

View to the South from Meall Odhar (922m). Slightly hazy as banks of cloud blew through. Plenty of snow behind the fences…

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