Soft unconsolidated snow
9th March 2023
Another day of very cold temperatures. Although the sunshine tried to break out a summit levels a thin band of cloud obscured the highest summits for most of the day. Little change underfoot. Soft unconsolidated snow lies on all aspects, Beneath the blanket of soft unconsolidated snow, is an underlying snowpack weakness at depth on all aspects, this is especially poor on steep and convex terrain, where it’s overlain by firm windslab. Over the next 24 hours there will be variable wind directions with drifting snow at higher levels. New windslab is expected to become more widespread, on a variety of aspects.
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