Squally snow showers.

20th February 2022

A dry morning was followed by squally snow and hail showers through the afternoon.  The South-Westerly winds were volatile, at times only moderate, followed by unexpected gusts of up to 70mph at higher levels.  Although snow cover remains good there has been a brief overnight thaw at all altitudes, the freezing level started to lower during the morning and a widespread friable crust is developing above 700 metres.

Looking up towards the Cas head wall and ridge. Here; cornices were observed on the North-East aspect.

Very gusty conditions at 900 metres.  The walkers in the image tried to ascend the Cas ridge but they were beaten by the wind and headed back down.

Blustery snow showers during the afternoon

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