Live: first significant snowfall for the Alps (September 23rd to 25th, 2015)


By meteomorris on 22 September 2015 · 28

Snow is coming and snow levels will drop towards 1300-1700 meters in Austria. More forecast details to be found here. In this topic/blog we will keep you on track with the latest news. Feel free to share and post your news and updates below.

Snow line Stubaier glacier

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  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:46
    At wetter.at the stoke is on: 'Jetzt kommt der Wintereinbruch' and according to them the season has started: 'Skisaison startet'. http://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/Jetzt-kommt-der-Wintere......

    At 3bmeteo.com they are talking about snow levels between 1400 and 2000 meters: http://www.3bmeteo.com/giornale-meteo/mercoled--attesa-la-prima-neve-s...
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:48
    This first winter storm has a name: Nasar

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:54
    The cold sector of the storm is slowly moving towards the Alps.
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:55
    Significant snow fall is expected in Switzerland in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:56
    Around the Grossglockner we expect around 30-50, maybe 60 cm's of fresh snow. This is confirmed by the Austrian weather office.

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 12:57
    At the Grossglockner mountain pass it's still sunny and green. Imagine this will all be white tomorrow.

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 14:15
    Weather warnings for the Austrian main Alpine Ridge. 20-50 cm of fresh snow is expected above 2000 meters.



    There are also warnings for Eastern Switzerland.

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 22 September 2015 · 19:29
    The SLF released the first Avalanche Bulletin for Zwitserland this winter. A summary:

    * High Alpine Regions
    On the high alpine glaciers more than anywhere else, the new fallen snow is being deposited atop a cohesive, surface-wide snow cover. As a result of strong velocity winds, snowdrift accumulations are being formed which can easily be triggered. These drifted masses are deepest in the central and eastern sectors of the northern flank of the Alps, in northern and central Grisons and in northern Ticino. In those regions, particularly on Wednesday, naturally triggered, in most cases small-sized avalanches are possible in isolated cases. On Thursday and Friday, the hazards of dry avalanches are expected to diminish. Freshly formed snowdrift masses, particularly when they accumulate in shady areas adjacent to ridgelines, need to be ongoingly assessed with supreme caution.

    * Weather forecast through Friday
    On Tuesday night snowfall is anticipated over widespread areas. The snowfall level in northern regions will drop down to approximately 1400 m; in southern regions down to approximately 1800 m. On Wednesday in northern regions, snowfall is anticipated, in southern regions there will be bright intervals during the afternoon, accompanied by northerly winds. On Thursday, the snowfall will come to an end, including in northeastern regions. Subsequently the skies will brighten continually. In the remaining regions it is expected to be generally sunny.

    Between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning above approximately 2500 m, the following amounts of fresh fallen snow are expected:
    * central and eastern sectors of the northern flank of the Alps, northern and central Grisons, Ticino: 30 to 50 cm
    * remaining parts of the northern flank of the Alps, remaining parts of Grisons: 10 to 30 cm
    * Valais: maximum 10 cm

    At 2000 m, approximately half the indicated amounts of snowfall can be expected.
    As long as the snowfall continues, strong westerly to northwesterly winds will be blowing at high altitudes.

    More info: http://www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin/lawinengefahr/index_EN...
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:26
    Early this morning at the Stelvio pass


    Engelberg

    Sedrun

    Stubaier gletsjer

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:27
    The cold sector is leaving Eastern Zwitserland

    and entering Austria
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:28
    Snow level is below 1700 meters @ Arlberg region

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:29
    Heavy snow at the Engadin


    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:30
    Biggest amounts of freshies in the Swiss Graubunden so far

    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:31
    Heavy snowfall at Samnaun
    7.15 this morning

    8.57 this morning
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 09:32
    Heavy snow at the Hossa Bar (Corviglia, Sankt Moritz)
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 10:28
    Already up to 20-30 cm of fresh Snow in the Swiss Graubunden.
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 10:28
    Heavy, heavy snow at the Stelvio pass
    May the powder be with you.
  • TheDoctor
    Expert
    TheDoctor op 23 September 2015 · 10:58
    Yes, yes! Winter is coming!
    Vive le old school!
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 11:12
    And it has started to snow around the Grossglockner. Forecasters (like me 😉) do expect the biggest amounts of fresh snow in this area.
    May the powder be with you.
  • Muehlbach
    Advanced
    Muehlbach op 23 September 2015 · 14:37
    Mühlbach is looking good. Everywhere in the Gras- and Nockmountains (Everything between Mühlbach and Zell am See) is around 40 cm expected.
    "Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads." - - - "There is no skiing without apres-ski. Fairly futile exercise if not followed by getting hammered in a bar."
  • Arjen
    Advanced
    Arjen op 23 September 2015 · 15:01


    One day, they'll invent synthetic powder, ban all kinds of work and give you a free liftpass...
  • Lukas95
    Beginner
    Lukas95 op 23 September 2015 · 15:07
    Just keep it coming!!! @meteomorris Will this snow disappear again at high altitude? Or will it stay till the winter really starts?
    Give me powder please
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 15:12
    Snow level has dropped as far as 800 meters above sea level at the Gasteiner Valley


    @Lukas95, yes and no. Yes, it will disappear on south faces and no it will be the base for the winter to come on the Glaciers.
    May the powder be with you.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 23 September 2015 · 15:14
    Up to 54 centimers of fresh snow already. No, it's not the Stelvio Pass or Hintertux who is on top. It's the Sonnblick summit (3105m. above sea level).


    But the Stelvio Pass looks good as well
    May the powder be with you.
  • Flo_Ehrenstrasser
    Advanced
    Flo_Ehrenstrasser op 23 September 2015 · 15:59
    Just came home from my tour in the backcountry near Wildschönau, also more snow than expected first..

    - 20-25cm at 2000m around midday
    - Snowline at the moment at 1400m

    Is Sepp Haslinger maybe right with his "königskerze"? 😉
    Looking forward to a great season!!
  • Arjen
    Advanced
    Arjen op 23 September 2015 · 20:41
    That looks great Flo!
    One day, they'll invent synthetic powder, ban all kinds of work and give you a free liftpass...
  • Chester_Tartsnatcher
    Expert
    Chester_Tartsnatcher op 2 October 2016 · 20:09
    Heavy snow at the Hossa Bar (Corviglia, Sankt Moritz)
    meteomorris op 23 Sep 2015 09:32

    Did they move the Hossa bar from Corvatsch?
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 4 October 2016 · 11:48
    @Chester_Tartsnatcher you are totally right. No snow at the moment though 😞

    May the powder be with you.

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