Milder SW airflow

9th January 2021

Covid -19
 
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

(Above) Cold temperatures overnight resulted in a dusting of fresh –  lying here on the main Coire Ardair Tk, which is generally well compacted from recent foot traffic.

(Above) Na Cnapanan -the outrigger for Cairn Liath. Some minor avalanche activity was noted on these SW aspects yesterday, at low elevations (620m). A milder airflow has now replaced the recent cold Northerlies and the snowpack is consolidating rapidly; particularly below 800 metres.

(Above) Damp conditions developing from mid- am; snow at summits, with sleet and rain at lower elevations, here at around 650m

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