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By Luke Stone, Forecaster Posted 1 month ago March 2, 2024

Buckle Your Seatbelts, Southern Alps

Summary

One of the biggest storms of the entire season across the Alps is underway. This storm will come in three waves with the second doing the most damage. Snow will continue through the middle part of next week, with totals between 1 - 2 meters for a parts of Switzerland and Italy. A break in the action is possible toward the end of next week.

Short Term Forecast

The forecast remains on track. The first wave of this storm has arrived and moderate to heavy snow continues. This phase of the storm will bring moderate to heavy snow through Saturday morning. 

The most impressive phase of the storm begins Saturday afternoon and will last through Monday afternoon. Incredibly intense snowfall rates will occur during this time in the southern Italian and Swiss Alps. Huge totals will fall during a short 36 - 48 hour period, in the .5 - 1.5 + meter range.

Travel will be extremely difficult, visibility will be poor, and terrain/lifts will be limited. Temperatures are still on the warm side but will cool off a bit during this period. Below is the snow expected during this phase of the storm. 

The final wave of the storm should hold off until Tuesday morning and linger through Thursday morning. Another round of moderate to heavy snow is expected, with additional snow totals shown below. 

The late-week forecast has changed a bit, with the potential storm for the eastern Alps becoming less likely. The next storm may hold off until Saturday morning, approaching from the West. 

Extended Forecast

Later next weekend and into the early part of the following week a ridge may develop over Central Europe, putting a stop to the recent barrage of storms. This is still a long way out but the long-range models are starting to pick up on this pattern. 

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Luke Stone
Forecaster, OpenSnow

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Luke Stone earned his M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah, with a research focus on seasonal forecasting. Luke has scored deep days around the world, including coast-to-coast across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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