Bitterly cold…

6th February 2022

We woke up to snow on the ground this morning with the vehicles needing snow clearing off them – Bit of a novelty this winter! There were some hefty snow showers this morning before the cloud started to lift and break up a little this afternoon. It definitely felt like full on winter at 1000 metres during one of the heavier snow showers – no visibility and bitter cold wind chill. The snow is deep in places but only in wind sheltered terrain. Many areas only have shallow snow as the strong winds have just kept it moving on… It is going to be milder tomorrow but not ridiculously so and whilst some rain has been forecast, the amounts are small. Hopefully we will see a consolidation trend rather than a complete thaw. Obviously we will start to lose all the superficial snow at lower levels, but we are hoping to hold onto the deeper accumulations, especially as the weather is turning colder again from Tuesday.

Looking towards Lochnagar in the cloud. Very little snow in wind exposed locations.

Photo taken during a snow shower so snow on lens. Sheltered side of burn holding deep snow with only shallow snow on the wind exposed side.

Between the showers – a sneaky view across to The Cairnwell and Glenshee Ski Area.

Looking across to Beinn a’Bhuird. Exposed areas scoured but deeper accumulations clearly present.

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