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Active Pattern Continues, More Spring Snow for the Alps


An unusually cold and snowy period will continue for the Alps, with the Pyrenees likely getting some high elevation fresh snow too. Winter has returned to the Alps, with some of the best skiing and riding conditions of the season.

Short Term Forecast

Forecast for Saturday April 1 - Sunday April 2

Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall across all of the Alps and Pyrenees over the weekend. The heaviest snow will be in the upper elevations of the Pyrnees, with solid additional accumulations for much of the Alps. With cool temepratures, and another cold front arriving from the northeast, the snow will be pretty light. Expect 25-50 cms in the Pyrnees, and and 15-30 cms in the French and western Swiss Alps through the weekend. Around 8-16 cms will fall in the eastern Swiss Alps and Austrian Alps through this time as well. Below is the European model snow forecast through the end of the day on Sunday. 

Forecast for Monday April 3 - Wednesday April 5

Periods of snow will continue during the early part of next week. Snow showers will be off and on across the Alps and Pyrenees, with 5-15 cms accumulating by midweek, with the highest totals in the southwestern French Alps, Austrian Alps, and eastern Pyrenees. Below is the European model snow forecast from Monday through Wednesday.

Forecast for Thursday April 6 - Saturday April 8

Once the snow showers taper off midweek, things should quiet down for a bit. A spotty snow shower can't be ruled out during the latter part of next week, but overall conditions will remain cold and be mainly dry. Ski conditions will stay pretty good, especially for this time of year. 

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Sunday April 9 - Thursday April 13

Beginning around Sunday the 9th, another storm is possible for the Alps. This could be another significant late-season snowstorm for much of the Alps. We will have to watch this one as we get closer.

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