A minus 8C day
9th April 2021
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The Northerly airstream has returned, lows of minus 8C on the summit of Cairngorm today. Â A few light snow flurries but mostly dry with drifting snow at higher levels. Â The old snowpack is back to being very firm and icy. Â Recently developed windslab accumulations surround the tops of gullies and corrie rims on NE, E to S aspects. Â Although localised these accumulations could be triggered creating an avalanche big enough to knock a person off their feet and potentially be swept down firm icy slopes below.
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