Northern Cairngorms

Snow & Avalanche Report
From: 18:00HRS Fri 18/04/2014 to 18:00HRS Sat 19/04/2014

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Hazard Legend

Natural Avalanches very unlikely.
Human triggered avalanches not likely.

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Natural Avalanches unlikely.
Human triggered avalanches possible.

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Natural Avalanches possible.
Human triggered avalanches are likely.

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Natural and Human triggered
avalanches will occur.

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Widespread Natural and Human triggered avalanches will occur.

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Avalanche Hazard Forecast

Weather Influences

Little change with the weather is expected, dry and calm conditions throughout the day. Cool overnight on the tops and in the glens, with freezing levels rising to above the summits during the day.

Snow Stabilty Forecast

The diminished snowpack will remain well bonded and stable in all areas. Surface instabilities on steep sun affected slopes are possible and cornices that remain above many steep slopes will become weak with collapse possible. The avalanche hazard will be Low

Observed Avalanche Hazard Today Fri 18/04/2014

Observed Weather Influences

A cool day at first but warming up as the day progressed. Clear and dry conditions with a light Southerly breeze.

Observed Snow Stability

The snowpack is well bonded and stable on all aspects and at all levels. Large Cornices still threaten many places, especially those being affected by the sun. The avalanche hazard is Low

Mountain Conditions

Observed Mountain Travel Conditions

Firm snow- ice on most aspects, serious run outs for trips and falls. Very clear conditions with a light breeze.

Comments

A beautiful day, which have been rare this winter! Good tomorrow too.

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