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Glencoe // Thursday 12th January 2017
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Light covering of snow when the Access Chair opened on Thursday morning.

Around 3 inches of snow has fallen since dusk to midnight, small drifts forming around the Hobbit Houses.

Dry slope has a good cover of light powdery snow and the snowsports school is running lessons.

Drifting snow across the carpark late afternoon, but more snow stuck this afternoon on the hill as winds not as severe as overnight.

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It was a very cold and blustery day at Glencoe with snow showers coming in through the day, but some brighter interludes in-between. Given the cold air temperature, around -5°c at mid-mountain level the snow was very powdery and last night not much stuck due to the strength of the wind on Meall a' Bhuiridh.

A bit more has stuck during the day as the wind was not so severe and the mountain was looking whiter at dusk. Evidence in the carpark and radar returns suggest around 3 inches has fallen since dusk with more expected overnight, but the wind speed is also forecast to ratchet back up as it veers from Westerly to North West, then later in the night round to Northern as a low pressure tracks to the North.

So it really is a case of wait and see what happens tonight and during Friday. At dusk there wasn't enough snow for uplift to open for snowsports, but there is a chance that could change. Keep an eye on the webcams.
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