Fragile crust

13th January 2024

High pressure has slipped away and been replaced by a cold North-Westerly airstream, this could potentially bring with it some snow fall down to glen levels over the next few days.   A new fragile crust has developed at higher levels, this was due to the freezing level rising to the summits before falling again this morning.  In some areas this overlies a thin soft layer of snow, which makes the crust more friable.

A winter skills group in Ciste Mhearad.

Looking up the Ciste Gully from Glenmore. The cloud base remained around this altitude for most of the day.

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