Camera Ready.

10th February 2018

After some overnight snow the Freezing level briefly rose up to around 950 metre, but soon started dropping back down the hill.  There were plenty of showers rattling in through the day. I did have the camera ready for the few brief clearings between showers, hence the pictures below might give slightly positive bias it was on the hill, most of the time you could not see anything on the tops.

The view over to Carn Mor Dearg in a brief clearing in the weather. 

A warm air vent. Air, which has been warmed to well above freezing by the ambient ground temperature when being forced through cracks and gaps in the hill side, escapes and melts a little gap in the overlying snowpack.

The stop of the ski area when the weather tried to clear up (the blue skies only last a few minutes). Plenty of snow blowing about.

This was as clear as it got. Lots of fresh snow being blown into Coire an Lochan on the right.

Comments on this post

  • Steve Smart
    11th February 2018 11:16 am

    A warm air vent, thanks for that.
    I saw a few of these last week on the Cluanie Ridge, never noticed them before and was puzzled. The weather throws up some interesting stuff.
    Always enjoy your blog, great info for Saturday walks.

    • lochaberadmin
      11th February 2018 2:38 pm

      The most impressive one I have ever seen was on Being Bhan in Applecross where you could feel the warm air rising from from a fissure in the ground about 50 metres back from the top of the crags there. There must be some pretty substantial cracks in that mountain (which is not surprising seeing the likes of Gully of the Gods).
      The Scottish weather certainly keeps things interesting.
      Glad that you are enjoy the blog.

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