Big Shower Day
29th January 2018
My favourite winter weather for a walk in the hills – sunshine and squally wintry showers. The existing snowpack has further depleted overnight and surfaceÂ refrozen giving that wonderful breakable crust, particularly at lower to mid levels! Although the showers are wintry above 600 metres or so, there is only a dusting andÂ little evidence of windslab development at higher elevations.
The north side of Beinn Eighe as seen between showers.Â Really only a dusting of fresh snow.
The eastern end of Beinn Eighe with approaching shower. The lee aspects show no evidence of significant windslab development. The areas of snow in this photo are of the pre-existing consolidated snowpack.
The Conservation Cairn complete with Buddhist prayer flags! The Beinn Eighe NNR Mountain Trail gives a great viewpoint for snow distribution observations. The hill behind is Meall a’ Ghiuthais (887m), the site for today’s snow profile.
Some of the snow showers were quite intense.
Graupel featured in the precipitation, size 1-2mm
Comments on this post
7th May 2018 11:34 am
Wow, love those pictures!!!
Combs from Review Smile
8th March 2022 9:39 am
Awesome Photos! . I’m excited to try out skiing this weekend! I’m a beginner and I want to make sure I have a great time this weekend.
22nd March 2022 11:19 am
Thanks for the post on your favourite winter weather! I have to say that my favourite weather is when it’s sunny and squally wintry showers. The existing snowpack has further depleted overnight and surface refrozen giving that wonderful breakable crust, particularly at lower to mid levels! Although the showers are wintry above 600 metres or so, there is only a dusting and little evidence of windslab development at higher elevations. I’m excited for Big Shower Day today â it’s definitely my favourite kind of weather!
20th December 2022 5:48 pm
Lovely photos. Nothing like a walk in brisk winter days. Surprised at the last picture, those look like cotton balls!