In the teeth of the wind.
3rd February 2020
(Above) A snatched view over to Sron a Ghoire during a lull in the wind and snow showers. Strong, pretty relentless Westerly airflow today carrying a sequence of light to moderate snow showers. As you might expect, not much fun on the Carn Liath plateau where wind driven graupel turned into a pretty effective skin defoliant! A little less snowfall overall than expected but with persistent drifting all day above 800m. I measured 50cms of new drifted snow at the pit site at 870m but there was more above 900m in steeper lee areas.
(Above) The second and final opportunity for photography up high. Looking up Coire Ardair to Lochan a Choire and the crags and gullies of the Post Face et al. Expecting some short term instability in most newly drifted windslab on Tuesday but with stability improving a little later in the day after a slow and steady rise in air temperature. Freezing level projected to rise from 400m at 2200hrs Monday to 1000m at 1700hrs Tuesday.
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