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Alps Weather Forecast 28 February 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 28 February 2015 · 221 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 · 321 views
snow, skiing, winter 2014-15 and 1 more...
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 · 491 views
snow, skiing, winter 2014-15 and 1 more...
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 · 123 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 · 183 views
snow, winter 2014-15, skiing and 1 more...
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 · 259 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...


Alps Weather Forecast 16 January 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 16 January 2015 · 284 views
snow, winter 14-15, skiing, alps
Summary

It was forecast last week that a mixed week was in prospect for the Alps, and so it proved. The weekend was mild as excepted, however it turned out milder than I anticipated due to the foehn effect with parts of Austria hitting close to 22c. It did turn colder threrafer with some snow with some decent conditions in places.

Synoptic Pattern...


Alps Weather Forecast 9 January 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 09 January 2015 · 398 views
alps, snow, skiing and 1 more...
Summary

The past week for the Alps have been one for the skiers to enjoy the sunshine, but at the expense of long term snow especially on lower slopes, where temps have been above freezing and snow depths have been effected.
A suggested last week, areas further east have faired better with temperatures being much colder, with some snow at the start of t...


Alps Weather Forecast 3 January 2015

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 03 January 2015 · 204 views
alps, winter 2014-15, skiing
Current Situation
Heavy snow throughout the Alps last weekend transformed the Alps, with over 50cm of fresh snow widely and over a 1m in places. Things have turned slightly milder in recent days, so not quite as good as last weekend, but overall still a massive improvement.

Synoptic Situation

The current pattern is a mobile generally westerly flow ac...


Alps Weather Forecast 27 December 2014

Posted by J10, in Alps Winter 2014-15 27 December 2014 · 290 views
alps, skiing, winter 2014-15
Current Situation
Last week it was reported that conditions across the Alps were pretty poor for the time of year. The past week has been very mixed indeed with some snow over last weekend. This was followed by some very mild temps with freezing level reaching over 3000m. However for Christmas it turned colder with a little fresh snow in places.

Synopt...