It's winter above 3000 m!

By meteomorris on 14 October 2014 · 0

It's not much, but every snowflake is one. The images below are from today and that's more winter we've seen for the last couple of days, weeks and months. It even was an occassion for the SLF to publish an avalanche bulletin.

And I quote from it:

In einer anhaltenden Südstaulage fiel im Hochgebirge am Samstag, 11.10. und dann besonders am Montag, 13.10. im Süden sehr viel Niederschlag. Die Schneefallgrenze lag praktisch unverändert bei 2700 bis 3000 m. Der Südwind blies oft stark und verfrachtete den Neuschnee intensiv. Insgesamt fielen von Freitag, 10.10. bis Montagabend, 13.10. oberhalb von rund 3300 m folgende Schneemengen:

  • Alpenhauptkamm vom Rheinwaldhorn über das Avers und das Bergell bis ins Bernina Gebiet: 80 bis 100 cm

  • Simplongebiet, südliches Goms, Glarner Alpen und übriges Graubünden: 20 bis 50 cm

  • übrige Gebiete: meist weniger als 20 cm

Unterhalb von etwa 3000 m fiel der Grossteil des Niederschlags als Regen.

In English: Amidst a persistent barrier-cloud situation on the southern flank of the Alps, there was a large amount of precipitation in southern high alpine regions on Saturday, 11.10, and then to a greater degree on Monday, 13.10. The snowfall level remained nearly unchanged at 2700 to 3000 m. Southerly winds were frequently blowing at strong velocity, intensively transporting the new fallen snow. Between Friday, 10.10, and Monday evening, 13.10, the following amounts of fresh fallen snow were registered above approximately 3300 m:

  • Main Alpine Ridge from the Rheinwaldhorn over Avers and Bergell into Bernina region: 80 to 100 cm

  • Simplon region, southern Goms, Glarner Alps and remaining Grisons: 20 to 50 cm

  • remaining regions: generally less than 20 cm

Below approximately 3000 m, most of the precipitation fell as rain.

And that results in the pictures below. It is sometimes more (such as around the Diavolezza) and sometimes less. But every flake is a flake.



Zermatt ([klik voor meer cams](
Zermatt ([klik voor meer cams](


Passo Tonale

[Andermatt]( (snowline around 2400 meters)
[Andermatt]( (snowline around 2400 meters)


Sulden ([click for more webcams](
Sulden ([click for more webcams](

Monte Rosa

It's not much, but hey, we're getting started!


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