Very Wet

2nd February 2024

Today was mild, very wet and windy. The strong winds limited how high I could get today and the poor visibility has limited the photos that were possible. It is clear though that there is a significant thaw in place. Readings from our weather station at 1185m showed temperatures of around 3 degrees Celsius all day. Most snow remains on his East aspects and todays pictures show the remaining snow on the East facing slopes at Aonach Mor, The main ski area was hiding in the clouds all day but holds less snow than the slopes shown.

The existing snowpack will begin to refreeze as the temperature drops overnight. Snow showers throughout the day tomorrow on strong West-South-Westerly winds. There is some uncertainty about snowfall amounts due to the showery nature of the precipitation.

East facing aspect in the Nid area at about 900 metres. Note the different colours of the older and newer snow. The older snow being darker than the more recent snow


Winger Wall area of Aonach Mor.


As much of Coire Dubh as was visible today.


A snow hole that has been dug in a deeper drift. The 2 entrances have been joined to create a larger space inside. The space is becoming smaller as the snow melts. It may well have collapsed in the warm temperatures by now.


Temperature readings at our weather station at 1185m. The temperature went above freezing at 5pm Thursday it is due to drop back below freezing at around 10 pm this evening (Friday)

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