Snow showers and a bit less windy
12th February 2020
Snow showers and strong Westerly winds again today but not as strong as the last few days.
The weaknesses observed in the snowpack today were caused by graupel although there were probably other weaknesses which would be more evident on steeper slopes where the graupel tends to run off.
There is a lot of graupel in the snowpack as shown in the video below. A layer of graupel acts like ball bearings and leads to a weakness in the snowpack.
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