LIVE: lots of snow but also storm blown slopes


Door meteomorris op 5 februari 2020 路 6

After the rain of Sunday and Monday, the desperately desired cooling followed in the night to Tuesday. This cooling was accompanied by gale force winds so that the snowpack is irregular above the tree line. The snow cover had become wet to higher alpine levels last weekend and got frozen again on Tuesday. On some parts of the mountain you will find more than a meter of snow in the form of thick storm slabs, while other slopes are completely bare-blown.

You will find the best conditions under the tree line. While the hotspot of the recent snowfalls can be found in the triangle Graubunden - Vorarlberg -Kleinwalsertal. Here it snowed intensively and the treeruns are in a good condition.

La Rosiere
La Rosiere
Les Arcs
Les Arcs
Avoriaz
Avoriaz
Les Marecottes
Les Marecottes

Braunwald
Braunwald
Davos-Klosters
Davos-Klosters
Engadin
Engadin
Kleinwalsertal
Kleinwalsertal
Montafon
Montafon
Lech
Lech

Critical avalanche danger

Today it is still snowing in Austria and the conditions will definely improve overthere. But the wind remains an issue. Substantial storm slabs have been or will be formed so that the avalanche risks above the tree line will remain critical. Even if the sun comes through today and tomorrow. For those who want to go on a tour this weekend, the current avalanche danger and changing snow cover are something to be reckoned with.

Snowforecast Wednesday
Snowforecast Wednesday

Sunny start of the weekend

From Thursday it is sunny everywhere and that remains the case in large parts of the Alps until Sunday. Those looking for powder in the coming days would do well to choose those areas where the most snow has fallen. If you go to the south or only are aiming for the higher alpine, it will be a big disappointment. The photo below of Airolo shows this nicely. Do you see what I mean?

Airolo
Airolo

Long-term

Cloudy weather flows into the Alps from Sunday afternoon. In the current calculations, the current will stay between west and north-west next week, so that the north-west and north of the Alps have the best chance of an extra layer of fresh snow. The conditions there will improve further next week although strong winds might make the conditions challenging. There might be a super storm moving in and surfers should keep an eye on these forecasts. XXL conditions are in the forecast for a Nazare for next week.

week 10-17 february
week 10-17 february

In the meantime he southern Alps are suffering. The strong storm winds and mild temperatures of last week have impacted the snow cover there. Fresh snow is desperately needed but the weather maps do not give any signals for that in the next 10 to 14 days. Time to make a switch from the southern to the northern Alps this or next week?

Your Powfinder, Morris

Reacties


  • Storpotatisen
    Advanced
    Storpotatisen op 6 februari 2020 路 06:37
    Looks great!
    @meteomorris There is another storm on the maps for tuesday/wednesday and it looks promising around St Anton. It has been there for several days already so is this storm certain and worth aiming for?
    Thx
    ~~Storpotatisen~~
  • meteomorris
    Expert
    meteomorris op 6 februari 2020 路 08:44 May the powder be with you.
  • Storpotatisen
    Advanced
    Storpotatisen op 6 februari 2020 路 11:57
    @Storpotatisen yes!meteomorris op 6 Feb 2020 08:44

    Great...time to make plans I guess... 馃槂
    ~~Storpotatisen~~
  • SvenPrzetak
    Advanced
    SvenPrzetak op 6 februari 2020 路 20:00
    Hi Morris, from saturday on we are for a week in Zermatt. What can we expect in general for next week? We have booked a guide from monday to wednesday. Can you say, what will be the best day? Thanks for your help. Cheers
    Time to Play!
  • mseymour74
    mseymour74 op 7 februari 2020 路 10:29
    Looking forward to Morris's forecast today before hitting 'go' on plans for a trip to Cham / Courmayeur out Tues and ski Weds and Thurs... Looks perfect but need Morris's expert sign-off!
  • mseymour74
    mseymour74 op 7 februari 2020 路 10:29

    bericht aangepast door mseymour74 op 7 feb 2020 10:29 (100% bewerkt)

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