Cold East Wind
27th January 2021
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Another cold day with a fresh East wind ensuring a high wind chill. There remains good snow cover in the North West mountains, but that pesky breakable crust is persisting at lower levels and at higher elevations, the wind packed snow is barely weight bearing! Despite a dry bright day today, recent snow redistribution continues, with localised moderately bonded windslab accumulating in steep sheltered South through West to North aspects, mainly above 800 metres. Exposed areas of refrozen old snow are very firm and icy.
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