A Band of Showers

2nd March 2018

For 3 days now, a band of quite intense snow showers has crossed the country from East to West along a line roughly Dornoch to Ullapool with drifting snow and much local disruption. North and South of this showery band it has remained more or less cold and dry, particularly along the western coastal fringes. Translated into the mountains, there has been significant windslab development in some mountain areas and very little snow deposition in mountains nearby.

The band of showers at 8.30am, petering out over the Western Isles.

Ullapool this morning – and for the last few days.

Some heavy drifting in the Fannaich mountains with a strong Easterly wind. The northern Fannaichs are catching the edge of the snow shower band.

With freezing temperatures close to sea level, some deep drifts are forming at lower elevations.

Good snow cover in the Fannaichs – and the odd patch of blue sky to the South.


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