Arctic Maritime Airflow

30th March 2022

Bitterly cold on the summits today but clear air and plenty of sunshine. The occasional snow shower drifted across our area later in the day. The existing limited snow cover is very firm in all locations and there was the slightest of a dusting of new snow, mostly above 850 metres. Much the same is forecast for tomorrow.(Above) An iced over bog at 600m. after the freezing level lowered to glen levels overnight. Sgurr nan Clach Geala is the most prominent hill in the background.(Above) Sharp views today in the clean air after many days of haze which was largely due to uncontrolled muir burning. Slioch on the left and the Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair – Sgurr Ban mountains on the right.(Above) If you look carefully enough, you can just make out the slight dusting of new snow on the summits of (L to R) Carn na Criche, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr nan Clach Geala of the Fannaich mountains.(Above 2 photos) Toll an Lochain coire of A’ Chailleach. The upper photo of the pair was taken on 22nd March and the above photo, today 30th March. Apart from the ice in the loch, relatively little has changed during the slow thaw that preceded today’s cold temperatures.

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