Wednesday was the sort of day we hope to see plenty more off once we are into winter with a good cover of snow on the hills! The good news is the outlook through the weekend into next weekend remains fairly cold, the question is how much precipitation will fall. Though in the short term the fairly deep cold with lows to -8°c on the tops last night with a thin snow cover means the ground is freezing up and that's the perfect start if we do subsequently get further decent falls of snow on top.
With snow lying and some slight drifting on top of frozen ground it would not require a huge amount of further snowfall for some limited action to kick of the season at either the Lecht or Glenshee. CairnGorm would not be far off either if there was non surface uplift to access the upper mountain. Forecast models vary from almost dry with just flurries over the next few days to potentially 5-6 inches for some locations, day to day detail regarding exact wind direction with shallow troughs meandering about near Scotland will be the driver for whether we get some decent convective showers coming into the Northern Cairngorms from the Moray Firth in the coming days.
Stay tuned, we might not be too far away from an official start to the season and though thin people have been out touring on CairnGorm today.
Keep an eye on the webcams below and click the links to view full size images and all the views.
Warren Miller's TIMELESSTickets are now on sale for all Scottish screenings of the 70th anniversary Warren Miller Entertainment film - TIMELESS (apart from Stirling in January which will be available soon). The Scottish leg of the tour kicks off with the following dates next week:
- Inverness // Mon 18th Nov - Eden Court
- Boat of Garten // Thu 21st Nov - Community Hall
- Fort William // Sun 24th Nov - Black Isle Brewery Bar