Bright and Cold
7th February 2024
The cloud broke up nicely, leaving a sunny and bright day. This inevitably occurred after the forecasters had left the mountain to start writing the avalanche forecast, so todays images were taken during the cloudier start to the day.
Some light snow showers last night have given the mountains a cosmetically white look, but there has been little change in stability. The older snowpack is rock solid. Some accumulations of shallow windslab were present on North-East to South-East aspects above 1000 metres. These are generally isolated and avoidable.
What little there is, has a propensity for weakness demonstrated by shooting cracks under foot or ski. Any remaining accumulations will be redistributed onto Westerly aspects tomorrow as the wind changes direction. Here any snow will lie predominately on bare ground and present little to no hazard.
Cold conditions look set to continue, with the possibility of some snow on the horizon under Easterly winds. The Avalanche Forecast is Low.
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