A small storm is moving into the Piedmont right now. Compared to previous calculations, the intensity has been considerably reduced, because the storm is less strong than expected. In addition, the storm is further away from the Alps at the start, reducing the duration of the precipitation. Small storms like this remain difficult for the models. Nevertheless, there is about 20-35, locally 40 cm of fresh snow in the forecast for parts of the Piedmont until Saturday. It will be a game of 'nowcasting' in the coming hours, where webcam images, radar and weather station data are closely monitored to gain insight into where the storm reaches its sweetspot. Most precipitation is calculated at the end of the afternoon/beginning of the evening and Saturday morning can start as a powder day. You'll find the best conditions in the Piedmont on Saturday and Sunday. You'll find a summary below in the video forecast.
It will quickly become milder in the Alps from Sunday. That will remain so until next Tuesday. Although it is mild, the air is very dry in large parts of the Alps and the nights are clear and cold. There is still powder to be found on the northern and shadow faces. The exception is Austria, where some clouds may come in on Sunday and you might expect some precipitation.
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If PowderAlerts #12 does not fit into your schedule, then PowderAlerts #13 might be an option. There is a good chance that the current will turn northwest to north in the middle of next week. 30cm + on the existing base is more than sufficient for a new PowderAlert. More about that later. Let's enjoy PowderAlert #12 first. It is certainly not super deep, but a beautiful espresso and the world's best pasta as lunch combined with some powder. Always better than a day at the office.
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