LIVE: 119 cm of freshies in 24 hours!


By meteomorris on 12 January 2016 · 4

Check out the current conditions in the Alps in this blog. We'll try to update the blog multiple times a day and feel free to post your observations or interesting stuff in the comments!

200 cm in just 48 hours

119 cm of freshies the last 24 hours
119 cm of freshies the last 24 hours

The 'Donin du Jour' measure point reports 119 centimeters of freshies in just 24 hours and 200 cm in 48 hours! The snowcover got about one meter thicker (snow settles because of its mass, temperature, wind and this pushes the air out of the snow).

The Donin du Jour measure point is situated at an alitude of 2390 meters just north of the ski resort of Anzère. It's a resort that's defined as 'powder magnet' and this means that our maps always have a bit of trouble determining the right amount of snow. According to our weather maps around 68 centimeter should have come down the last couple of days, but it's more than three times that amount! It's knowledge about such micro climates that can be the difference between a deep and a super deep day. You can expect even more snowfall in this region from Thursday.

Crans-Montana is drowning


Crans-Montana (just east of Anzère) is literally drowning in snow.

Weather alarm in the west of Switzerland


There's still an active weather alarm in the west of Switzerland. Another 60-80 centimeters of freshies is expected the next couple of hours.

Col des Montets closed


You can't reach Vallorcine from France anymore. And you can't reach Chamonix anymore from Switzerland. The Col des Montets is closed because of avalanche danger.

Spot the differences


How much snow came down in the Swiss resort Lötschental? Check out the differences!

Winter wonder land


There's a small village just south of Champex-Lac that's looking like winter wonder land!

Plenty of snow in eastern Wallis



There's so much snow coming down between Brig and Oberwald! Check out how much snow came down in Belalp already. Awesome!

So much snow in Val Thorens


The chalet Les Neiges Eternelles wears its name well!

Freshies in Vorarlberg and Kleinwalsertal




It's starting to look like it in Vorarlberg and the Kleinwalsertal.

Powder in the Black Forest


Great snow conditions in the Schwarzwald in south of Germany.

Dropping snow line in Châtel


The snow line is dropping in Châtel in Les Portes du Soleil. It's around 800 meters now!

Great conditions in Courmayeur


There's so much snow in the larch trees. It's getting better and better!

Snow in the east of Austria



It's finally snowing in the east of Austria as well.

Sunshine in the southern Alps



The sun is shining in the Serre Chevalier and Sillian (Austria).

Comments


  • jaakkokarhu
    jaakkokarhu op 12 January 2016 · 16:29
    Please, please add more precise names for the spots of The Black Forest!
  • Arjen
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    Arjen op 12 January 2016 · 16:58
    Feldberg is the place to be in the Black Forest @jaakkokarhu
    One day, they'll invent synthetic powder, ban all kinds of work and give you a free liftpass...
  • jaakkokarhu
    jaakkokarhu op 13 January 2016 · 01:04
    But is it the only considerable place? I know there is few smaller around Freiburg. Also, is there any spots accessible by ski trekking?
  • jaakkokarhu
    jaakkokarhu op 13 January 2016 · 01:04
    But is it the only considerable place? I know there is few smaller around Freiburg. Also, is there any spots accessible by ski trekking?

    EDIT:

    Oh wow duplicate. Can't remove it, sry!

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