PA #21: LIVE blog!


By meteomorris on 31 March 2015 · 0

We'll follow the line of storm depressions that travel over Europe towards the Alps as much as possible the next 48 hours. Storm, lots of snow, rising and dropping temperatures will cause a lot of trouble. In this blog we will keep you informed of the most important news.

13.20 Lifts are not running in Engelberg as well

The lifts are closed in Engelberg as well due to the strong wind. You can clearly see wind signs in the snow on the webcams.

13.02 Andermatt closed all day

Because of avalanche danger four and the strong wind, the lifts in Andermatt have been closed all day. You can see spontaneous avalanches on the webcam.

12.18 Trains obstructed in Switzerland

Several trains in Switzerland are obstructed because of the strong wind. The famous Glacier Express has been removed from service until the wind dies.

11.45 Wind gusts up to 165 km/h in Switzerland

A wind gust of 165 km/h is measured on the Crap Masegn in Graubünden. On the Säntis 147 km/h.

9.47 The cold front is expected in the Alps this afternoon.

The temperatures will drop and heavy wind will come in from the north. The snow line will drop deep into the valleys.

Cold front coming in from the northwest
Cold front coming in from the northwest

9.42 Warm front is doing its thing

Almost 10 degrees in Adelboden. The warm front is causing high temperatures this morning.

Temperature in Adelboden
Temperature in Adelboden

9.02 uur Hurricane winds in the Alps

Gusts of wind of 12 BFT and more are expected in the Alps this afternoon. Especially in and around the main alpine ridge there will be a heavy storm. The stormbal can be lifted.

7.54 uur HIGH avalanche danger in Tyrol

The avalanche danger has been scaled up to 4 (HIGH). With the storm this afternoon, the situation will become critical. Check out the avalanche bulletins of Tirol and Vorarlberg.

21.01 Road to Grimentz (CH) closed because of an avalanche

I just got a message through Facebook that some roads in the Val d'Anniviers are closed due to avalanches. If there is more news let me know.

Avalanche danger 4

17.01 uur HIGH avalanche danger in Switzerland

The SLF scaled the avalanche risk up to HIGH (4 on a scale of 5). Source

17.00 uur German electricity network under high voltage

The German electricity network is literally under high voltage. Hurricane-like winds create huge amounts of wind power equivalent to that of 22 nuclear power plants. Tennet must work hard to handle all of this. Source

16.15 HIGH avalanche danger in the Savoie

Meteo France scaled the avalanche risk in the Savoie up to HIGH. In parts of the French Alps they had around 80 centimeters of fresh snow the last 24 hours. Source


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