Mild, wet and very windy

23rd February 2021

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Today was mild wet and very windy with storm force South-South Easterly winds. Precipitation was initially snow above 900 metres before turning to rain at all levels. The snowpack continues to thaw and diminish with snow cover becoming increasingly patchy below 800 metres.

Looking towards the ski area from Loch Morlich this morning. Very strong winds even at this level with waves on the Loch!

Looking into the ski area from the cas car park. Snow cover remains good above 800 metres.

Looking into the Ciste gully area where you can see evidence of the new snow which fell above 900 metres this morning before all precipitation turned to rain.

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