There's a lot of snow in the forecast for Austria the next 48 hours. We follow the snowfall in this live blog! If you want to share something interesting, please share it in the comments!
Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun. Yes!
The sun is coming out from the west. The glacier resorts in Austria are still covered in clouds, but the images from France, Switzerland, Italy and the west of Austria are promising. You can ride on great snow on the slopes today, tomorrow and Friday!
Engelberg is white. The mountains north of the Swiss northern alpine ridge got a lot of fresh snow. It's even white on top of Brunni.
Stubai is ready! Frau Holle did her job!
And again: spot the ten differences on the Grossglocknerstrasse. The image above is taken this morning and the image below is from four days ago.
Most of the precipitation came down by now. I expect another 10 cm of snow to fall today, but it will be accompanied by a stormy wind in the main alpine ridge in Austria. Too bad, because a lot of snow will be transported on the glaciers.
There's a heavy wind on the peaks of the main alpine ridge. You can see that in the charts below (more wind), but also in the snow cover. There's less snow on Sonnblick even though it's still snowing. Snow transportation is reported on the Grossglocknerstrasse.
In the meantime, the snow cover on the north side of the main alpine ridge is still growing on the lower parts of the mountain.
Snow ploughs are active on the Grossglocknerstrasse since 5 AM. The wind turned to the north last night and there are heavy winds. This resulted in snow accumulations of 2-3 meters... It's still snowing lightly.
It's winter at the Turracher Höhe.
The Hintertuxer glacier got some fresh snow today. Does this look good or what??
The snowpack is growing in the high alpine. The snow cover is already over a meter thick around 3000 meters. There's already 45 cm at the Alpincenter in Kaprun.
Five snow ploughs keep the Grossglocknerstrasse accessible. Three teams are on it to keep the road clear!
There's already more snow in the Dolomites than last December. It's just too bad that the snow that comes down today won't last till December.
27cm of fresh snow on the Stubaier glacier and the snow keeps on falling.
Large flakes coming down in the Zillertal
20 cm + on the Stubaier glacier.
Fresh snow on the Planai, Schladming.
Tot en met vrijdag komen de super HD modellen met de volgende sneeuwverwachtingen voor de noordstau van het Salzburgerland en die Steiermark, het Dachstein massief en de Alpenhoofdkam tussen Salzburgerland en die Steiermark in het noorden en Karinthië in het zuiden:
The super HD models forecast the following amounts of snow for the northern Stau areas in the Salzburgerland, Styria, Dachstein and the main alpine ridge between the Salzburgerland and Styria in the north and Carinthia in the south:
Who can spot the ten differences on the Grossglocknerstrasse?
It looks like winter on the Türracher Höhe!
Fresh snow on the Tröbacher Alm in Carinthia. Thanks to Rudi for sending the photos!
Snow chains are mandatory on the Grossglocknerstrasse and on the B77 and B99 in Austria. (source)
It's snowing at the Stubaier Glacier! Check out the video from our friends at The Freeride Center.
Fresh snow on the Pitztaler Glacier. You can also see the wind signs.
The Kaunertaler Glacier is ready to open on Friday. They already had some snow yesterday and there's more to come today.
Engelberg got a dusting as well, but the most snow will come down in the east of Austria.
Snow storm on the Grossglocknerstrasse.
Large parts of Austria will have to deal with a code orange weather warning on Tuesday (source)
It's snowing around the Grossglockner. Large flakes are visible on the webcam and the temperature is dropping.
The SLF (Swiss Avalanche Service) issued an avalanche forecast and expects the following quantities of snow above 2200 meters: