Spring snow.

10th April 2021

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Fresh snow down to all levels this morning but by mid afternoon there was some thawing at lower levels with roller balls and some surface sloughs seen on Southerly aspects which is exposed to the direct rays of sun shine where solar radiation is having an affect. This afternoon as I write this it feels like spring, the snow is thawing down here in the glen and the roads are free of snow again. There was some deep trail breaking on the hill this morning above 500 metres with some localised moderately bonded wind slab affecting steeper wind sheltered terrain on North-East though South to South-West aspects above 650 metres. The freezing level is going to be low again tonight and only creeping up to around the 200 metre levels later tomorrow afternoon.

Liathach earlier this this morning.

and clearing up by lunch time.

Roller balls and some surface sloughing.

 

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