Wet and Windy
23rd February 2023
The forecasted rain arrived a tad earlier than expected, so despite an early start, I was caught out when it started to properly rain mid/late morning. A cloudy day with strengthening winds and little change in the snow cover from yesterday.
(Above) A hint of yesterday’s dusting of new snow on Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and a little bit more on Sgurr Mor in the background. The old snow patches will be firm at all levels after an overnight freezing.
(Above 2 photos) Frozen puddles and ice covered vegetation is evidence of a refreeze at 600m. However, the ice was thawing at the time of taking the photos.
(Above 2 photos) As good as it got looking onto Meall a’ Chrasgaidh, Sgurr nan Clach Geala and Sgurr Breac. The remnant ‘fresh snowline’ is around 800m. A significant thaw is expected at all levels this afternoon and overnight as the freezing level rises to well above the highest summits, accompanied by persistent rain.
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