Scandinavia Daily Snow

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By Joonas Kortelainen, Forecaster Posted 2 months ago February 10, 2024

Storms favor SW

Summary

A weak storm brings a refresh to SW Norway on Saturday. Between Sunday and Monday night, a stronger storm lands on the S coasts of Sweden and Norway bringing snow to much of Sweden on Monday and Finland on Tuesday.

Short Term Forecast

On Saturday 10th the southernmost resorts in Norway get a small refresh for snow with a slight warming trend. 3-8cm of light-density snow can be expected at the S Norwegian resorts with strong SE ridge-top winds, however. The rest of Scandinavia is still in a lull with trace snow possible. 

On Sunday 11th, winds start to pick up during the day as a low-pressure system lands on the S coast of Norway during the evening bringing up to 5cm of snow on the southern resorts of Norway. As the storm moves NE, winds will pick up to strong levels at the ridge top. 

Check out the latest snow forecast from the European model. The flow direction will favor S and SE aspects for snow accumulation on Sunday and towards Monday. 

On Monday morning, moist maritime air that has been mixed into the storm encounters cold arctic air that has been in place over Scandinavia. This results in decent and light powder snow S Sweden and SW Norway, with strong winds. 

On Tuesday the storm is on its way toward Northern Finland shedding most of its moisture on the way to Sweden. S and central Sweden look to be favored this time the best, with 8-15+ cm of low-density snow possible. 

Check out the snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday below:

Extended Forecast

The ridge of high pressure continues to build up, but from the last forecast, its location has shifted more to the east. This would permit storm systems entering into Scandinavia, so let's hope the latest development in the models hold. We'll be sure to check on this in the next update on Tuesday.

Thanks for reading Scandinavia Daily Snow.

Joonas Kortelainen

Forecaster, OpenSnow

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Joonas Kortelainen

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Joonas studied Meteorology as his minor at Helsinki University. Watching weather develop has been his great interest, whether for personal pursuits in the mountains, aviation, or avalanche forecasting. Joonas enjoys skiing around the home fells of Lapland and taking trips to Northern Norway when conditions line up.

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