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The mysterious gust of 194 mph

We will never know if the wind didn’t veer more sharply into the northwest on the passage of that cold front, and allow the wind to funnel directly up Coire Cas and produce that record gust seen at the Ptarmigan station.

Doing a ton on Cairngorm

Conditions must be truly horrendous up there at the moment as the temperature is currently -2.6°C in snow and blowing snow.

Brendan faster, deeper

Call it delusions of grandeur if you like, but sometimes I get the distinct impression that someone down in the forecasting office in Exeter does occasionally read some of the stuff I write on xmetman.

Roller coaster temperatures

I just long for a ‘spell’ of weather, and by that I mean a week or more of the same type of weather, and I suppose that’s exactly what I’ve got a spell of mobile cyclonic weather.