Unstable windslab building.

28th January 2021

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Snowfall started around 8am and continued throughout the day.  Although winds were not too strong  they were doing a good job at moving snow around the hill with isolated deeper areas of unstable snow developing in lee locations.
It’s likely to continue snowing overnight and throughout Friday as well, windslab development is expected to become more widespread.

New accumulations building around the old Aberdeen Ski hut.


Followed the snow fences up and down The Cairnwell today. They gave good definition in very poor light.


A look into Corrie Dhirich. As expected accumulations were building around the rims.


The masts on Cairnwell through falling snow. Conditions were poor around this level.

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