Storm force winds and snow

19th February 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
It’s another wild day in the Cairngorms. The winds have ramped up a few notches since yesterday (gusting 90mph at the car park) and its been snowing and drifting for most of the day above mid mountain levels.  The photograph below demonstrates the different extremes of weather over the past week.  Only two days ago this road was covered in deep snow but since then there has been a lot of intense ploughing and digging, and now its finally clear of snow and currently thawing at this level.

The link road at 550m.

Sheets of ice stack up after being pushed along by the gale force winds.

 

 

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