/ Snow forecast for Cairngorms tomorrow

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TheseKnivesMan - on 29 Aug 2012
...On highest summits.

The first snow of the later year, falling only 2 and a half months after the last snows of the Winter. A lot of talk about a cold Winter again...but this year from a few better groups rather than just that nut from Exactaweather or whatever it was before last year's washout.

Anybody else hoping for a cold one?

inb4 realists say how mild it's going to be.
AlH - on 29 Aug 2012
In reply to TheseKnivesMan: Sleety white stuff at Nevis Range today. The seasons will only get whackier too if you believe this: http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/27/arctic-ice-rich-world-disaster?cat=commentisfree&a...
In reply to TheseKnivesMan:

Someone in the local paper, the Strathspey Herald, was saying last week that the berries in his garden were looking plump this year - as they did on the two recent cold winters!

So fingers crossed but, looking up at the plateau today, don't see any sight of the white stuff ... yet!
lithos on 29 Aug 2012
In reply to Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival:

is Kinder downfall in yet ?
machars on 29 Aug 2012
In reply to Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival: Yes noticed the rowans are plentiful this year- as they were in 2009.....
Cuthbert on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival:

That would be Colin Mathews from the ski area.
pebbles - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to machars: coz Rowans have this really great weather prediction computer....
sebrider - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to pebbles: great isn't it...even trees can forecast the weather months away...why can't the met office do it for only a few days away! ;)
DaveAtkinson - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to TheseKnivesMan:
Heading up to Gable crag this weekend. There's been some unusual white lichen growth this summer with all the rain and I'm sure if it gets a wee bit parky it would count as a winter ascent.
verygneiss - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to TheseKnivesMan:

It was bliddy freezing (for August) this morning, and lows of 2 degrees are forecast for central parts tonight - so it'll be freezing in the more sheltered glens.
Tim Chappell - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to TheseKnivesMan:

Cycling back from St Andrews today I heard GEESE! Geese mean autumn!

Clearly there will be glaciers in the Norries before Advent Sunday.
In reply to TheseKnivesMan: so...did it snow?
steelbru - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to carrot_boy (North East Wales MC):
> (In reply to TheseKnivesMan) so...did it snow?
Doesn't look like it, or if it did then it's gone now
http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/cairngorm-mountain/morlich.php
paul-1970 - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to carrot_boy (North East Wales MC):
Yep :), one of the messages on the CairnGorm Mountain Ltd FB page yesterday was "Its been snowing at the top this morning !!!!"
CurlyStevo - on 31 Aug 2012
JohnnyW - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to TheseKnivesMan:

Well, not snow, but frost outside Stirling this morning.....
Scott_vzr on 31 Aug 2012
Jim Braid - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to carrot_boy (North East Wales MC): Driving from just outside Aberdeen to Cairngorm car park this morning there was frost at the road side and parked cars had their windscreens frozen up. Temperature round 0 Centigrade. Went up Macdui, Carn Etchacan and a few other tops. No sign of fresh snow though there was some thin ice on puddles etc. near the top.
Fly Fifer - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to Jim Braid: Was shooting in Logie Almond in lower perthshire today...2c at 9 am but by 11 it was 9 and this afternoon it was 13. It may well be cold in the glens but lets not get over excited. Particularly as punters like me need snow and ice not hoar frost!
Scott_vzr on 01 Sep 2012

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