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16th January 2021

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It looks like our forecasted snow tracked further South and East than expected. The winds didn’t disappoint though blowing over 50 mph for a time early this morning on Cairnwell (933m). Obvious evidence of drifting deposits with thigh deep wading required at 800 metres in the ‘Interesting’ locations. There was some very soft snow layered under firmer windslab that really didn’t require much encouragement to shear. The freezing level did slowly rise up to 900 metres as forecast, producing damp surface layers at lower elevations. These should start firming up tomorrow as the freezing level is due to fluctuate around the 600-700m mark.
Very poor visibility this morning so not much in the way of photographs for you…

Looks like our 14cm of forecast snow tracked further South and East of our area….


There are some deep drifts around…


Very poor visibility during the morning. Drifts were thigh deep at 800 metres.

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