Storm force winds

12th February 2021

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Heavy drifting at all levels on storm force SSE winds.  This was accompanied by snowfall mostly during the afternoon.  Deep drifts of unstable windslab continue to develop on lee slopes mostly above 500 metres.  This overlies the persistent weaknesses at depth beneath the old hard windslab, steep and convex areas are especially affected.

Gnarly conditions at 525 metres.

Deep snow covers the old ski road.

Unstable windslab on this N facing slope at 500m

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