Live: follow the snowfall in the French southern Alps and the Piedmont


By meteomorris on 13 October 2016 · 0

It is snowing heavily in the French Southern Alps and the Piedmont today and Friday. The first snow came down in the night from Wednesday to Thursday and we'll follow the storm in the next 36 hours. It is quite a dump, but it's the wrong type of storm. A so-called warm storm after a cold storm causes the temperature to rise and the snow line will end up between 2500 and 3000 meters. You can find all the details about the storm in my forecast from Wednesday.

Check out the current images and shots from the ski resorts below. If you have any interesting images and/or news, feel free to drop it in the comments.

6.25 AM: First snow coming down

The first snow is visible on the webcams in the Italian Piedmont. You can see the flakes coming down under the lights of this mountain hut.

It's snowing
It's snowing

7.45 AM: Snow line below 1400 meter

Yes, it's snowing at dawn. It's already white in the great resort of Prali. But it's also snowing more to the south in Limone Piemonte.

TIP: Check out the snow maps for the next 24 hours in the Piedmont here

Prali
Prali

Limone Piemonte
Limone Piemonte

8.04 AM: It started to snow in the French southern Alps

Vars Risoul
Vars Risoul

Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier

8.10 AM: Spot the 10 differences in Puy Saint Vincent

It was green yesterday, but it's white already today! What a difference!

12th of October
12th of October

13th of October
13th of October

TIP: Check out the current snow map for Puy Saint Vincent

9.10 AM: Lots of freshies in the French Queyras

It's snowing heavily in the French Queyras, the region close to the Mont Viso and that marks the border with the Italian Piedmont in the east. Check out more information about the Queyras here, it's a hidden gem for freeriders!

Arvieux
Arvieux

It's white!
It's white!

9.20 AM: Closed mountain passes

Lots of mountain passes are closed. The Col de l'Izoard, Agnel and the peak of the Galibier are closed. Winter tires or snow chains are obligatory for the Galibier tunnel.

9:24 AM: Snow near the Mont Viso

It's not only snowing in the Italian Piedmont, but also here, near the Mont Viso.

It's also snowing in the Aosta valley.

9:49 AM: The temperature in the Alps

It's pretty cold right now...

...but the temperature will rise on Friday at the end of the day.

9:57 AM: Weather warning!

Meteoalarm gives a warning for the snow fall in the northwest of Italy.

Lots of rain is expected in the south of France. Up to 250 mm and more!

There's less precipitation coming down in the Alps and mostly as snow above 1500-2000 meters.

10:24 AM: Vars this morning

14:02: Live from Puy Saint Vincent


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