Heavy Snow Forecast

26th December 2023

It was a beautiful day on the hill today with blue sky and sunshine. Quite a cold wind though and exposed skin became chilled very quickly. There is a thin covering of snow from glen level with occasional drifts in wind sheltered locations. There is also quite a bit of ice on paths, hidden under a thin layer of snow. Lots of people around the Glenshee Ski Centre today, burning off those excess Christmas calories.

All change tomorrow – The Met Office have named the next storm – Storm Gerrit is on the way. Arriving on Gale Force East-South-Easterly winds, the South Cairngorm mountains are first in line and are due to receive the lions share of the snow – a hefty half metre at 900m. Serious mountain conditions will develop and avalanches are likely.

Isolated deeper accumulations in places. 50cm fresh snow here.

A thin covering of snow from glen level

Thin snow with slightly deeper accumulations on E to S aspects.

Busy on Glas Maol today – Excess calories being burned.

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