9th February 2024
Blizzard conditions and powerful gusts kept observations to lower elevations today, but this gave plenty of evidence of fresh drifting snow and the instabilities where this overlies the old firm snow.
Much of the area was being scoured by the winds, with the new snow accumulating in wind sheltered locations. Often with South-Easterly winds, more snow can be deposited at mid elevations than higher up the mountain.
These fresh accumulations of windslab are lying on top of a layer of softer snow, creating significant weaknesses.
The images below were taken during the morning and the snowfall continued throughout the day so the accumulations will continue to gain depth. The blizzard conditions will persist for the moment with continuous snowfall expected overnight and into tomorrow.
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