It will be snowing above 2000 meters this weekend. It's November, the Mediterranean is still warm and the temperature at the north pole is dropping every day due to the lack of sunshine. November is a month that can provide fireworks. The clash between cold air and a warm sea often results in huge amounts of snow on the southern side of the (French) Alps and the regions north and west of it (as long as the cold air is allowed to travel that far south). In this forecast: e
After a long test period, we have been running our own weather model since this season and we are pleased with the first results. The forecast for the snowfall with not that much snow for the western Alps last weekend was good. The wind, temperature and cloud maps are also performing very well. But we are dealing with a bug in our model. Our maps and data currently show too much snowfall in the valleys, even though it is often (too) hot. We are now fixing this issue and we are almost there. The first results are very good and we hope to provide you with the right data and maps within a couple of days. Just don't have a look at the data for the valleys for now. Thanks!
There will be a lot of snow coming down next week, but not everywhere and with some side notes. And don't forget: It's only November. The following three things apply to this dump:
Dumps like this are perfect for the high alpine. A couple of these dumps result in a much more stable snow pack at the start of the season. A couple thick layers of snow simply form a better base than lots of thin layers with cold snow.
That's a mouthful of 'incrowd' terms. Check out yesterday's forecast and you'll understand what I'm talking about. In short:
This results in some bright colors on the snow maps. Check out all the details here.
A lot of snow will come down till Monday. A Stau from the south(west), a cold front from the west with continuous snowfall in the south (the snow sandwhich) and the only thing you're missing here is the retour d'est. A Genoa-low will kick in on Monday according to the calculations and this storm depression may even result in snowfall in Italy. I say 'may' because it is still uncertain. Genoa depressions are difficult to forecast, but there is a chance and that offers perspective and gives our maps even more color.
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I'm happy with the snow that's in the forecast, but I'm not going to the Alps this weekend. This snowfall is the first snow for a lot of glaciers (except the ones in Austria). The conditions on the glaciers in France, Switzerland and Italy will definitely improve and the skiing will be good after the weekend. More details tomorrow!
Stay stoked Morris