Last night’s cold front

Estimated accumulations from weather radar

Wednesday evening ended up being quite wet across the northwest Highlands, although my estimated accumulation of 8.3 mm for Strathpeffer looks decidedly over the top (the gauge at Glascarnoch is still frozen solid). Eventually the rain did turn back to wet snow as the cold front cleared through. Skies cleared again before dawn and any snow surfaces that are left a new layer of glazed ice. The thermographs strongly suggest some kind of warm tongue of air, possibly that elusive warm front, that preceded the cold front that must have lifted the freezing level to 600 metres by the look of the observations from Bealach Na Ba. Altogether a very disappointing affair.

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