Snow Flurries

27th February 2018

Scattered snow showers managed to drift across to the west coast leaving a light covering of fresh snow at all levels lying over the existing firm and stable snowpack. The fresh snow thawed at lower levels later in the day as the freezing level rose above the glens. More of the same is forecast.

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and Sgurr Mor. Several days of frost has left the rivers and burns at low levels. However, the ground is frozen and paths lethal in places with black ice hidden under a light covering of fresh snow. I nearly broke my neck several times!

Meall Breac, today’s snow profile site, at only 532m, is a lovely viewpoint for observations into the main Fannaich mountains. Occasionally, general observations with a good pair of binos from a strategic location is more productive – assuming good visibility of course!

3 Munros in the northern Fannaich mountains. Reasonable snow cover above 700 metres and good looking icefalls noted on the climbs of Sgurr Mor and Carn na Criche.

The southern aspects of the Beinn Dearg range.

The next snow shower moves across the watershed of Loch Droma on the Dirrie.and Loch Glascarnoch behind. The Met Office has a semi automatic weather station (SAWS) at the west end of Loch Glascarnoch, producing useful hourly information.


Comments on this post

  • That Guy from the Internet
    27th February 2018 3:38 pm

    Like the annotation of the 3rd photo, Andy.

    • torridonadmin
      27th February 2018 4:03 pm

      Someone has too much time on their hands…….? Or just plain multi talented?

  • That Guy from the Internet
    27th February 2018 4:13 pm

    ….or a ‘man of parts’ (remember?).

    Seriously though, i think it enriches the blog posting especially when there are multiple peaks in the photo.

  • Gregor
    28th February 2018 8:10 am

    Yes Torridon the best avalanche region site!

    • torridonadmin
      28th February 2018 1:42 pm

      Thanks guys. We do our best…

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