Start your engines! Powderalert#15

By meteomorris on 16 January 2013 · 0

Will it be deep and cold?
Will it be deep and cold?

It’s going to be deep again in the Alps. Probably not as deep as in the Pyrenees (they just have too much snow at the moment over there) where the roads and lifts are closed and it doesn’t look like the situation will improve much the next days. You’d better go for the Alps! PowderAlert #14 will turn into PowderAlert#15 just like that.

Storm Feodor is bringing snow to the east
Storm Feodor is bringing snow to the east

60 centimeter of freshies already

Storm Feodor dropped snow into Middle Earth and Mordor (also known as the west of the Alps) yesterday and arrived in the Po-plains today. This will result in freshies for the eastern parts of the Alps. It’s on today in the resorts on the border of Italy, Karinthia and Slovenia. More specific in resorts such as Nassfeld and Forni di Sopra, but also resorts like Tarvisio and Sella Nevea. Ever been to this region? They had a pretty though beginning of the winter, but with the current snow fall, it’s great to ride powder there.

Lots of snow this morning in[Forni di Sopra](
Lots of snow this morning in[Forni di Sopra](

The core of the precipitation will be around the Karinthien Alps (border Italy, Slovenia and Austria) today, but this core will move towards the northern Alps later today. This evening and tonight it will snow between the Tuxer Alps (Zillertal) and Obertauern. This snowfall will be persistent and intensive. You can expect 20-40 centimeters of freshies.

The snow is moving to the northeast of the Alps on Thursday. The storm will move to the east and the northeastern current just might bring some extra snow to the Austrian northern Alps. Expect lots of snow in the Salzburgerland and Steiermark with another 10-35 centimeter of freshies.

It will be sunny in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria on Friday and it might a perfect day combined with all the freshies. A new front is coming in from the west on Saturday night and that will bring snow to the French Alps on Saturday.

This front is intensifying on Saturday. According to the latest calculations, the jetstream will be just south of the Alps with a clear southwestern component. But since the calculations are shifting a lot at the moment the course of the front may change. The models of GFS and ECMWF predicting a nice southwest stau. And that basically means snow in the French southern Alps on Sunday and in the complete southern Alps on Monday. PowderAlert #16 will be on as from Sunday, and as soon as we can tell you where to go exactly, you’ll read it right here.

Score powder the next few days?

My powder advice untill Sunday

Southern Alps East (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Northern Alps East (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Northern Alps Central (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Stay stoked



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