Normally, a thick pack of snow comes down around Easter every year. Sometimes even deep into the valleys. Again this year?
We can stop thinking about powder deep into the valleys straight away. The jet stream crawls around Europe with a wide arc, keeping cold air well away. A thick pack of powder then? It remains practically dry in the Eastern Alps and the western and southern Alps are subject to some clouds up to and including Easter Monday. They can cause some precipitation locally, but it is difficult to predict where.
Only on Easter Monday does a storm of some magnitude start heading for the Alps. This storm, which will be located south of the Alps, draws in moist and very mild air. The result is that the Po-plain is filled with clouds and is pressed against the Alps with a southern to southeastern current. Due to orographic cooling, this produces snow in the south above 2000 meters. But this snow will only be dry above 3000 meters. Really something for the high alpine areas.
At the same time, there's a Föhn on the north side of the Alps and it's mild, very mild. No powder during Easter this year... The best weather will be in Austria and later also in the east of Switzerland. It will be Easter slush or you'll have to wait until the post Easter storm has settled and you can look for some fresh snow in the high alpine.
This was my last video forecast of this season, but if significant snow presents itself then of course you can read it here on wePowder. Happy Easter!
Stay stoked, Morris