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A Winter's Tale

Mountain Snowfall

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As we approach another autumn, we yet again face the prospects of snowfall on the mountains and hills. Last year, there was a decent snowfall in the Cairngorms and skiing started in November. So this thread is looking at developments of potential or recent snowfalls on the hills. You can post images or update on the situation. Hopefully this will get things a bit more appetising with prospects of snow falling on the hills before we get the real stuff down here. Let's see when the first snowfalls happens, how much, how often it snows, forecasts and of course how high up it snow because the lower the elevation the better!

Estimation for Mountain Snowfall: I'm going for a small snowfall on the Cairngorms in September with a larger and widespread one in October.

First Lying Snowfall: Late October

LINKS:

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Cairngorm/6day/top

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Glencoe/6day/top

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Glenshee/6day/top

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Nevis-Range/6day/top

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Lecht/6day/top

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mountainsafety/easthighland/easthighland_latest_pressure.html

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mountainsafety/westhighland/westhighland_latest_pressure.html

http://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/webcam

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I don't know if this is really the right place but Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Wales highest mountain had snow fall on teh 25th of June, atleast an inch due to evapourative cooling.

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I don't know if this is really the right place but Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Wales highest mountain had snow fall on teh 25th of June, atleast an inch due to evapourative cooling.

It snowed on the 24th aswell i was on my way to Porthmadog from Llandudno through Llanberis and up through Pen-y-pass where it was only 8c!! it was snowing on the top of Snowdon from what i could tell it was quite a shock to see it to be honest.

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http://www.snow-fore...rngorm/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...lencoe/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...enshee/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...-Range/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore.../Lecht/6day/top

A Quick Update.................

YAHOO!

The First Mountain Snowfalls are set to arrive according Snow Forecast (although it's likely to change) and it's great to see the snow symbol once again - A real sign that winter is coming.

This thread aswell the Beyond Summer, First Frost, Snow and Ice in the Northern Hemishphere Threads are real appetisers for those cold October Nights and turning the heat on, sitting by a cosy warm fire knowing that winter time is only just around the corner.

Anyway let's take a look at the snow on the Mountains starting with Cairngorm:

Light Snow is likely to fall between Saturday Night and Sunday with temperatures of 1-3c and depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1097m.

Glencoe may see its first snow on Sunday with temps of 1-2c with depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1108m.

Glenshee is likely to see its first snow on Sunday with showers on Sunday Night and temps of 1-2c at an elevation of 1060m.

Nevis Range Ski Centre is likely to see snowfall on Saturday Night and Sunday with temps of 0-3c and depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1221m.

However the Lecht ski centre is yet to have its first snowfalls.

Still very early days and it's very likely to change, but it is great to see!

A Sign that Autumn is coming and those darker and colder nights aren't far awaydrinks.gif

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Last year the first snowfall was in September in the Cairngorms, maybe we could see a repeat? I hope so.

It snowed on the 24th aswell i was on my way to Porthmadog from Llandudno through Llanberis and up through Pen-y-pass where it was only 8c!! it was snowing on the top of Snowdon from what i could tell it was quite a shock to see it to be honest.

I'm guessing snowfall in June would be considered the last snowfall, while snowfall in August or September would be considered the first.

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http://www.snow-fore...rngorm/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...lencoe/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...enshee/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...-Range/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore.../Lecht/6day/top

A Quick Update.................

YAHOO!

The First Mountain Snowfalls are set to arrive according Snow Forecast (although it's likely to change) and it's great to see the snow symbol once again - A real sign that winter is coming.

This thread aswell the Beyond Summer, First Frost, Snow and Ice in the Northern Hemishphere Threads are real appetisers for those cold October Nights and turning the heat on, sitting by a cosy warm fire knowing that winter time is only just around the corner.

Anyway let's take a look at the snow on the Mountains starting with Cairngorm:

Light Snow is likely to fall between Saturday Night and Sunday with temperatures of 1-3c and depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1097m.

Glencoe may see its first snow on Sunday with temps of 1-2c with depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1108m.

Glenshee is likely to see its first snow on Sunday with showers on Sunday Night and temps of 1-2c at an elevation of 1060m.

Nevis Range Ski Centre is likely to see snowfall on Saturday Night and Sunday with temps of 0-3c and depths of 1cm at an elevation of 1221m.

However the Lecht ski centre is yet to have its first snowfalls.

Still very early days and it's very likely to change, but it is great to see!

A Sign that Autumn is coming and those darker and colder nights aren't far awaydrinks.gif

Brilliant - been checking snow and mountain forecast for a while now, hoping!

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Last year the first snowfall was in September in the Cairngorms, maybe we could see a repeat? I hope so.

I'm guessing snowfall in June would be considered the last snowfall, while snowfall in August or September would be considered the first.

The first snow-fall of the 2010-2011 season was on the 29th August, not September. This picture by Stuart Gordon was taken on that date, looking towards Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms. There were numerous falls in September, but these tend to be ephemeral.

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http://www.snow-fore...rngorm/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...lencoe/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...enshee/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...-Range/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore.../Lecht/6day/top

UPDATE - 26TH AUGUST

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN (NR AVIEMORE):

After yesterdays forecast mentioning no snow, thankfully today the snow symbol is back with light snow on Sunday Night with temps of 1c at an elevation of 1097m.

GLENCOE SKI RESORT:

Despite some relatively cold temperatures it is not currently forecast for snow.

GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE:

Glenshee follows the same script as Glencoe with no snow with some cold temperatures.

NEVIS RANGE:

On the other hand, the Nevis Range Ski Centre may see some snow on Sunday Afternoon with temps ranging from 1-2c at an elevation of 1221m.

THE LECHT:

The Lecht ski centre seem unlikely to have snowfall.

So, our Hotspots are:

CAIRNGORM AND NEVIS RANGE ON SUNDAY.

Will it happen? - Who Knows but it certainly does start the interest and obsession of following the first snowfalls on the hills and to observe how close to sea level the snowfalls are.

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http://www.snow-fore...rngorm/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...lencoe/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...enshee/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore...-Range/6day/top

http://www.snow-fore.../Lecht/6day/top

UPDATE - 27/8/11

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN:

Snow is forecast to fall at 1097m on Cairngorm Mountain on Sunday Night with temps of 1c.

NEVIS RANGE:

Snow is forecast to fall at 1221m on the Nevis Range on Sunday Afternoon with temps of 1-2c.

GLENSHEE:

Snow is forecast to fall at 1060m on Glenshee on Sunday Night with temps of 1-2c.

GLENCOE:

No Snow is forecast.

THE LECHT:

No Snow is forecast.

Temperatures look favourable for a time for snow to fall on the Highest Scottish Mountains.

There should also be some Precipitation for a time in a widespread area.

SNOW IS FORECAST IN:

- CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN

- NEVIS RANGE

- GLENSHEE

The Following Sites could be helpful in confirming any snowfall(s):

http://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/webcam

http://www.trinum.com/ibox/ski-scotland/images/nevis-range/nevis-range0.jpg

http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/Webcam-Panorama

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Considering that temperatures in places such as Aviemore are forecast to be 4/5c on Sunday Night, I would imagine that any precipitation around would fall as snow on the highest peaks, Particulary the Cairngorm massif.

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Can't see the top of the ben for cloud, from the house, but could see the top of adjacent Carn Dearg its clear of snow, her that has to be obeted is away up to the CIC hut at the foot of North Face of the Ben she'll be back soon if there is any snow she'll be able to see it.

Will report back.

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Laura Tobin yesterday mentioned the possibility of snow across the Scottish Mountains, any reports yet?

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Laura Tobin yesterday mentioned the possibility of snow across the Scottish Mountains, any reports yet?

Wintry showers throughout the day and night in the Highlands, more specifically Nevis and Cairngorm.

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Nothing visually accumulating on the Ben Nevis webcam, going to be tough getting any visual reports given the conditions in those parts today. No doubt though sooner or later we'll be seeing our first Snowfalls setting at the peaks.

http://visit-fortwilliam.co.uk/the-ben-nevis-webcam-fort-william-scotland

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Below freezing at CairnGorm summit now.

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Snow on the gorm' according to WinterHighland forums. Definitely some precipitation in the area with dew points below 0C. Lovely! Snow likely this evening in the Highlands then - Loch Morlich station has stopped functioning due to strong winds.

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Posted · Hidden by Isolated Frost, August 28, 2011 - Bad Information
Hidden by Isolated Frost, August 28, 2011 - Bad Information

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Snow that fell last Sunday is still visible on Ben Macdui today and is likely to last for a couple of days more. This apparently is the longest lasting August snowfall since such events have been monitored according to observers on Winterhighland.

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Snow should slowly become increasingly possible for the high ground in Scotland and probably N.England over the next month. Models suggest slim pickings for the next 2 weeks but I'd be surprised if that pattern holds for too long...

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Any chance of snowfall in the Highlands for the 6th and 7th?

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