Wild weather.

18th February 2021

Covid -19
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Very windy on the hill today with gusts of over 80 mph recorded this morning. There was some heavy rain around dawn but when I was out precipitation was mostly falling as graupel. Despite the obvious snow loss it very much is still Winter on the hills with good firm cover on the tops.  More fluctuation in the freezing levels, a mix of snow and rain with high winds again tomorrow.

Wind exposed locations have become very scoured. Above 800 metres surface layers had refrozen becoming much firmer in most places. A very windy day where having 4 legs was useful. Dubh at 900 metres.

Mountains of snow! Difficult to capture the scale but this is the local council quarry/yard full of snow that was dug out of Braemar so residents could move around a little easier.

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