Europe Daily Snow
By Luke Stone, Forecaster Posted 3 months ago December 2, 2023
My instagram is flooded with deep shots all across the Alps, and there's no sign of that stopping anytime soon. We have one more day of snow from the current storm and then another system trending deeper early next week. More storms are showing up in the models for the long range too.
Short Term Forecast
We still have another day of heavy snow before this latest behemoth of a storm winds down. The biggest additional accumulations will be in the southern French Alps and along the Swiss/Italian border, thanks to southwest flow and the convergence zone mentioned in yesterday's post. Temperatures have have plummeted, so we're getting low-density quickly piling up snow. As much as 20 - 40 cms possible along the Swiss/Italian border, and 15 - 30 cms in the southern/western French Alps.
The convergence of northerly and southerly winds across the eastern Alps will bring solid snow totals across all the Austrian resorts. Snow will taper off from west to east Saturday afternoon and wrap up by Sunday morning.
There will be less than a twenty-four hour break before the next storm moves in from the West. This will bring another round of accumulating snow through Wednesday. Given the storm track, we'll start out with a period of southwest winds followed by northwesterly flow. With equal time under each wind regime, the northern and southern Alps should see similar amounts of now. This storm won't be as big as the previous few, but 20 - 40 cms are possible through Wednesday morning.
Below are the latest snowfall predictions from the European model.
The Alps may finally get more than a day between storms, with Wednesday and Thursday looking mainly dry. Don't get used it though, as another storm is arriving around Friday morning. This has the potential to be the start of another solid storm cycle. Right now the French Alps look favored in this pattern but it's still a ways out. Ok, that's all for now.
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