It's almost October and normally this would be the time where the temperature starts dropping. But the weather models are not quite sure yet whether autumn should start already. The models are calculating a dominant high pressure area above central Europe for the long term.
The Alps had to deal with four dumps since the end of August. It was pretty cold, especially during the first two weeks of September. That was pretty good for the glaciers, who suffered a lot during a summer that just was too warm. It's striking that the Weissfluhjoch in Davos (Switzerland) had 15 days of snow in September. And yes that's a record (it's being measured since 1955).
The last week of September was a bit warmer and the precipitation [that's in the forecast for this weekend] (http://wepowder.com/forecast) only brings snow to the high alpine. Rain is dominating the lower altitudes. It's all caused by a strong jetstream from the west that will bring stormy weather to northwestern Europe the next couple of days.
October starts turbulent, but the jetstream is soon forced northward. More stable weather is in the forecast after Tuesday (with some bad weather this weekend). A strong high-pressure area will settle itself above central Europe. This will result in warmer and drier air. The nights will be cold, but the days will be sunny and dry. According to the latest calculations, this blockade will stick around at least till the first week of October.
Looking further into the future, the models differ quite a bit. According to the most calculations there is a quite a chance that high pressure will keep on playing its dominant role until mid October (which means no snowfall). There are also calculations that show a shift in the second week of October. Anyway, you don't even have to think about winter next week. If for some reason the weather will change, you'll read it here.
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