Powderalert #29


By meteomorris on 7 April 2013 · 0

We proudly present: PowderAlert #29. A low pressure area named Ingo is heading to the Alps and will bring a lot of freshies. I expect the most snow to fall in the northwest of the Alps, but the first snow will fall in the southwest and south of the Alps.

Low pressure area Ingo on its way to the Alps
Low pressure area Ingo on its way to the Alps

Two occlusion fronts are heading to the Alps on Monday and Tuesday, and you can expect a lot of snow in the northwest of the Alps. The stau regions of the Mont Blanc may get around one meter of freshies above 1900 meters. The snow line will be around 1100 to 1400 meters on Monday and 1200 to 1600 meters on Tuesday. Expect heavy precipitation in the middle and higher alpine. Treeruns on north faces might be really good between 1500 and 2000 meters.

The first snow will come from the southwest on Monday (as in: Courmayeur and the resorts in the southern Alps central). The current will turn to west to northwest and it will start snowing in the western stau regions. The second front will arrive during the night of Monday to Tuesday. This time it’s heading straight to the Isère, Haute Savoie, Savoie and the western part of Wallis.

Powder Advice till Wednesday

>> Northern Alps west: Tuesday and Wednesday (especially the western stau regions)

>> Western Alps north: Tuesday and Wednesday (especially the westnorthwestern stau regions)

>> Western Alps central: Tuesday and Wednesday (especially the westnorthwestern stau regions)

>> Southern Alps central: Monday afternoon (especially the western part)

>> Southern Alps west: Monday afternoon (especially the northern Piemonte)

Spring....temporarily

The temperature will rise rapidly after Tuesday. A high pressure area will bring warmer air from the south and it will be sunny in the Alps. But be aware! The avalanche danger will also rise and it could get dangerous with the freshies that will fall on Monday and Tuesday.

It's getting warmer from Wednesday
It's getting warmer from Wednesday

But...

Will winter be over after that? Not quite sure. The latest maps are showing a latest winter invasion for the northern Alps on Friday and Saturday. But…this isn’t sure at all. First three days of powder and another update later this week.

More winter in the northern Alps from the 12th to the 14th of April
More winter in the northern Alps from the 12th to the 14th of April

Stay stoked

Morris


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