A real triple stager appeared on the maps the last couple of days, where there is a big chance of 2 to 4 meters of freshies the next 14 days and this might locally even be 5 meters of snow coming down. Obviously, this won't lead to walls of snow of 5 meters, but the snow will settle to a great base for the rest of the season. We're talking about a base for the southwest, south and main alpine ridge in the Alps. Check out Mondays forecast to see where that 5 meters of snow are coming from. We followed the dump yesterday the whole and this Wednesday morning and we concluded that already up to 130 centimeter of freshies came down in 24 hours time. Winter is here!
We'll count the centimeters the next 12 days, where we have a close look at the snowline, which will go up and down. More updates from the Alps all day!
5/11 16.59 Critical avalanche situation in the southern regions in Switzerland
The SLF warns for the critical avalalanche situation south of the Alps after the intense snowfall of the last 36 hours.
5/11 15.21 177 centimeter of freshies in the Gotthard regio
And it's still snowing in the Gotthard regio. Since the start of the snowfall they got 177 centimeter of freshies.
5/11 Gotthard is reporting the most snow: 161 centimeter
The Gotthard region is getting hammered. The Cavanna pass already had 161 centimeters in only 36 hours and the snow cover already is 176 centimeters. More snow is expected today.
5/11 Monte Rosa had his dump. The snowfall is moving north.
The Monte Rosa region had their share of the snowfall. Between 50-100 centimeter came down north of the Monte Roda. South of the Monte Rosa and south of the Simplon around 80-140 centimeters came down until now. This afternoon and this evening the Dolomites, Ost-Tirol and the southern areas in Tirol are next.
5/11 10.57 cold air coming in from the northwest is visible in the Black Forest in Germany
The incoming cold air is bringing snow to the Black Forest in Germany. But it will be gone by tomorrow when the warm air is coming in.
5/11 10.41 Still wet and warm in large parts of Austria and Switzerland
The webcam below is in Arosa (at 2100 meters) from this morning. It's wet and too warm. It's too warm in Austria as well.
5/11 10.28 Snowfall is moving east and north
The snow is moving to the east today. The map below is showing that the snowfall is moving east.
5/11 10.27 Snowline around 1900 meter in the Engadin
The snowfall is moving east and the Engadin is next. It's snowing south of St. Moritz. It's pretty warm in Madesimo (village) and the snow is melting.The famous Hossa Bar at the Corvatsch
5/11 10.13 Snowfall is stopping in the French southern Alps and the western Piemonte
The snowfall in the west is stopping and it's time to look at the results. Above 2000 meters around 50-80 centimeters, locally even 115 centimeters of freshies and the differences are big. It's above zee below 2000 meters. Let's hope for a clear night!
Above zero in Vars
Some snowfall in the west today
5/11 10.08 Snowline dropping in the west
The announced drop of the temperature in the west is coming in. As expected, Wallis and the Berner Oberland and the Gotthard Region are the regions that profit the most. The snowline is around 1350 meters and I expect it to drop even further. Engelberg and Andermatt are reporting snow deep into the valleys.
9.02 images from Airolo
Turn on the lifts! What a great amount of snow in Airolo! Peter Forni and Emilio Lombardi: get your place ready and let's have some breakfast!
8.58 Up to 130 centimeter around the Gotthard
Things we're going off at the southern side of the Gotthard region. Up to 60 centimeters of freshies in around 6 hours time. That's 10 centimeters per hour!
Loads of snow