Blue sky powder day
8th March 2023
A blue sky powder day is a rare and treasured event in the Northern Cairngorms. Today was one of those days. With light winds and no shortage of sunshine, it did not feel as cold as the temperature suggested. It was minus 9 degrees C on the summit of Cairn Gorm at midday.
Underlying weaknesses persist within the snowpack on all aspects. Unstable windslab will progressively develop on South to West aspects above 900m, as the wind veers East-North-Easterly and redistributes all the light fluffy powder of today. The avalanche hazard will be considerable.
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