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Snow fall continues and spreads to the western Alps

Fresh cold pouring in through the North Sea on the back of an area of low-pressure will help deliver more significant snow to the mountain areas of Central Europe. Particularly the north facing Alpine regions. On Tuesday and Wednesday these areas are increasingly affected by the next disturbances. There is also a fair amount of fresh snow this time for the French Alps and western Switzerland. On Monday, it is still snowing most of the times with light to moderate snow fall in the northern …

Written by skiweather on Sunday January 6, 2019

North-eastern Alps battered by vigorous snow fall

The next couple of days winter settles itself in the north-eastern Alps. A cold front has reached the Alps and brings along vigorous snow showers. Until Sunday massive amounts of fresh snow will accumulate. However, the stormy northwest wind is a disturbing factor and poses some big risk for snow drifts and avalanches. In the coming days, the cold and windy winter weather will be prevail on the northern side of the Alps and the snow cover will grow substantially. The reason for this is a …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday January 2, 2019

Austria in the front-line of eastern Nordstau

The Alpine region is currently under the influence of a strong northern current. With a high pressure area to the west of the Alps and low pressure in Eastern Europe, the eastern nordstau currently provides numerous snow showers in the Eastern Alps and it snows deep into the valleys. Until New Year's Eve, there is plenty of fresh powder snow to be found in the mountains. The northern high-altitude current brings humid air masses from the North Sea, which accumulate on the Eastern Alps and …

Written by skiweather on Sunday December 30, 2018

Kaiserwetter dominates until the start of 2019

Large parts of Europe are under the influence of a massive high-pressure area which keeps any disturbance at bay. The Atlantic is completely cut off from the Alps. Mild air is transported towards the Alps with a southwestern current which means that sunny and mild Kaiserwetter prevails all over the Alps. The freezing level fluctuates around 2900 meters in the western Alps and around 1500 meters in the far east of the Alps during the day. There will be very few changes in the weather, at least …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 28, 2018

Rollercoaster weather during Christmas holiday

The weather is going to become quite varied after Friday with temperatures due to rise as an active warm front moves into the Alpine region from the west bringing precipitation for the northwest of the Alps.   Over the next few days the rain/snow limit will fluctuate very much and could reach as high as 2400m for some time in the northern French and north-western Swiss Alps where there will be a significant loss of snow depth and snow quality below 1800m. High-altitude ski resorts in the …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 21, 2018