Fresh snow in the Alps


By meteomorris on 3 October 2016 · 3

It's been snowing again in the Alps. The northern current is on fire and the temperature will drop rapidly today. The snow will come down in the high alpine at first, but the temperature will drop in the night from Monday to Tuesday and lots of mountains in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The snow line will drop to around 1500 meters and locally this might be even lower. This is all caused by a northern current that will be pretty strong the next couple of days. The intensity of the precipitation will decrease over time, because the air pressure is rising.

Snow from the north
Snow from the north

We can expect more freshies at mid-mountain level in Austria the next couple of days. If you have a look at the webcams today, you'll mostly see freshies in the high alpine, but that's about to change.

Grossglockner
Grossglockner

Grossglockner
Grossglockner

Grossglockner
Grossglockner

Kaprun
Kaprun

Hintertux
Hintertux

Saalbach
Saalbach

Pitztal!
Pitztal!

Sölden
Sölden

Stelvio
Stelvio

Stelvio
Stelvio

Val Senales
Val Senales

This already looks nice, but since the snow line is still pretty high we can expect the first snow on the lower mountain webcams tomorrow. Especially the eastern parts of Austria (like this resort), can expect lots of freshies.

Snowfall the next six days
Snowfall the next six days

Tip: Check out our snow maps for more details

The air will remain cold until the end of the week and the weather will be pretty unstable in the Alps from time to time. Higher temperatures will try to make a comeback in the week after this one. This shift in temperature is something we'll see quite a lot the next couple of months. This storm will bring some snow to the Austrian glaciers, but it's definitely not enough to create the first base layer for the winter to come. More details tomorrow!

Stay stoked, Morris

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  • Muehlbach
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    Muehlbach op 3 October 2016 · 13:52
    It's looking very, very good for powder runs on the glaciers from tomorrow through next Monday. Austrian weather authority has temperatures further descending after Friday with snow line coming down to 1000 or even 900 meters in some places. Depending on how much we get in some of these places, it could - very locally - be worthwile getting an old pair of touring skis out ... But visibility will be bad. Needless to say there's no base anywhere 😉
    "Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads." - - - "There is no skiing without apres-ski. Fairly futile exercise if not followed by getting hammered in a bar."
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 4 October 2016 · 11:40
    @Muehlbach will keep you posted regarding the weekend forecast
    May the powder be with you.
  • Muehlbach
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    Muehlbach op 4 October 2016 · 17:24
    Cheers. It's intensifying from what I see, with temperatures going down a bit faster than we thought.
    "Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads." - - - "There is no skiing without apres-ski. Fairly futile exercise if not followed by getting hammered in a bar."

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