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Snow & Ice
Posted: 1 December 2006 5:45 PM
Subject: Snow & Ice

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Is it true that the snow stays longer in the valleys than on the mountain tops ? Must make travelling higher up the mountains better than struggling on ice.
Posted: 2 December 2006 11:09 AM
Subject: RE: Snow & Ice

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Not so Wingpete.
You can still get snow at altitude in summer, whilst the valleys have been clear. for weeks.
Valleys & Mountains with a northern aspect do tend to hold the snow longer as they get less sun that those with a southern aspect.
Occasionally in winter you can get inverse weather conditions, when a pocket of cold air is trapped in the Valley bottom. usually by heavy cloud, whilst the higher up the mountains you can be in beautiful clear skies & sunshine.
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