Storm force winds.

18th February 2021

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A day of storm force winds with snowfall above 600 metres.  A steady thaw continues below this altitude but despite this, areas of deep snow remain in the tree line.  Rivers are currently in full spate making them difficult to cross.  A widespread breakable crust has developed and beneath this the snow if soft and deep in places.  This makes for arduous conditions if traveling on foot.

Thaw conditions in the glen, sheets of ice, gravitate towards the shore, pushed along by storm force Southerlies.

Looking towards the Allt burn which is currently in full spate.

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