Snowfall on South-Westerlies

28th January 2021

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Persistent snowfall on strong South-Easterly winds.  These felt stronger at 600 metres which is classic for this wind direction.  At higher levels mountain conditions were poor due to bad visibility in the drifting snow, but the winds were bearable.
Unstable windslab and cornices are developing in lee areas to levels as low as 750 metres.  Wind exposed terrain is firm and scoured.

At 700 metres looking North

Views to the East at 700 metres

Views to the South-East at 700 metres.

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