Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wet and Windy

The weather has been unseasonably warm this last week or so. Turf up to the tops of the hills have been soggy and the snow has been decreasing each day. Heavy rain in the last couple of days has greatly affected the snow. Just now the new weather event is coming down from the north with extreme winds and driving rain as it's outriders. I'm not out this w/e, as i'm endeavouring to get the house a bit more weather proof before i go off to the Alps for a few weeks on Saturday. There will be a strong freeze coming starting Sunday afternoon with heavy snow to accompany it. Timings of these two events is all important, i.e. how much cold air comes before the snow falls. I don't think that there will be enough to freeze all the turf that will get buried by the snow. Choose routes with exposed turf (steep, rocky aretes preferred) or none at all. Mid week ice on the Ben will be where it's at if you can get to the bottom of the routes!

Right, back to playing with the power tools...

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