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Alps Weather Forecast 27 March 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15, Uncategorized 27 March 2015 · 251 views
snow, skiing, alps and 1 more...
I must start by expressing the shock of the terrible events of the plane crash over the Alps earlier this week. The whole event is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts go out to all those effected.

Summary
Moving on to the far less important matter of snow in the Alps, it has been a rather mixed week, with further snow at higher slopes, and much milder c...


Alps Weather Forecast 20 March 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 20 March 2015 · 179 views
snow, skiing, winter 2014-15 and 1 more...
Summary
There was some snow at the start of the week, although not quite as much as forecast.

However, towards the end of week things turned a far bit milder, As we move into late March, no surprise to see spring conditions really starting to take hold. The best conditions as ever higher up the slopes

Synoptics
At this time of year in the Alps, you c...


Alps Weather Forecast 13 March 2015

Posted by J10, 13 March 2015 · 109 views

Summary

As we move into March things have warmed up somewhat, with spring snow conditions across the Alps, however good snow remains at altitude. Of course this mean that risk of avalanches remains.

Synoptics
The weekend starts with High Pressure centred over Scandinavia and North East Europe.
Winds are Northern Easterly over the weekend,...


Alps Weather Forecast 6 March 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 06 March 2015 · 343 views
snow, skiing, winter 2014-15 and 1 more...
Summary
Conditions have not been that bad over the Alps over the past week, with some milder weather over the weekend, however it has turned colder over the past couple of days with some further heavy snow in places.

Synoptics

Currently there is High Pressure centered just to the north of the Alps. with a mild Tropical Maritime airmass on SW winds e...


Alps Weather Forecast 28 February 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 28 February 2015 · 306 views
snow, skiing, winter 2014-15 and 1 more...
Summary
There has been further snow this week, and conditions are generally very good with abundant powder. However there are concerns over avalanches and these cannot be overlooked.

The start of the season was pretty poor, which meant any icy base formed than than hard packed snow as a result the snow above this is not bound allowing snow to slide ov...


Alps Weather Forecast 20 February 2015

Posted by J10, 20 February 2015 · 377 views
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Summary

There was some good snowfall over parts of the Alps last weekend with some parts of Northern Italy seeing 1m of snow. However it was not quite as extensive as forecast with parts of Switzerland, not doing as well as expected. Generally though there are good conditions over the Alps albeit with the recent sunny and warm weather in the afternoon,...


Alps Weather Forecast 13 February 2015

Posted by J10, 13 February 2015 · 568 views
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Summary
Some great conditions to go skiing in recent days, with warm sunshine, this has had an impact on slopes especially lower down, and fresh powder becoming difficult to find.

Synoptics
The weekend starts with Low pressure over the UK and this feeding in SW winds for the Alps on its eastward edge. Over the weekend, the low Pressure moving closer t...


Alps Weather Forecast 8 February 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 08 February 2015 · 184 views
snow, skiing, winter 14-15, alps
Summary

The recent weeks have seen a continuous improvement across the Alps with good snow levels in most places.

Synoptics

The current pattern is High Pressure over the UK, with very cold East to North Easterly winds over the Alps. the pattern similar for Monday, and turning slightly less cold.



The High Pressure edges further South East from...


Alps Weather Forecast 30 January 2015

Posted by J10, 30 January 2015 · 221 views
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Summary

The last 24-48hours has seen some very good snowfall for the Alps, more especially towards the NW, this is set to continue overnight into Saturday.

The weekend starts on a cold unsettled them with winds from North Westerly direction. This is associated with low pressure off the south coast of Scandinavia.

This rather unsettled and cold theme...


Alps Weather Forecast 23 January 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 23 January 2015 · 298 views
snow, winter 14-15, skiing, alps
Summary
Last week was a much better week than recently, the forecasted snow arrived in abundance last weekend, and largely cold conditions have remained ever since.

Synoptic Pattern

Currently the Alps has cold winds from the East to North East squeezed between the High to North West and a low pressure system over Italy.


Over the weekend colde...