Cold and windy.

5th April 2021

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A very cold day, particularly when exposed to the very strong winds. There is a thin cover of new snow at all levels with any deeper deposits restricted to very sheltered locations. A lot of new snow is being blasted off the hill. Old snow is very icy.
Similar tomorrow (Tuesday), less snowfall is expected but the winds will continue to be strong throughout the whole day.

Snow showers coming up Glenshee. Generally there was only a thin, soft cover in most locations.

 

4 paw drive was handy today. There was a very high wind chill where exposed to the winds.

 

The Cairnwell. On sheltered but more ‘open’ slopes cover was still thin, deepest deposits were around steeper features and corrie rims.

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