Scandinavia Daily Snow

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By Joonas Kortelainen, Forecaster Posted 1 month ago February 23, 2024

Deep in the SW, windy elsewhere

Summary

A (very) windy weekend ahead as yet another deep low-pressure system affects Scandinavia. On Friday the storm lands on the S coast of Norway and sheds most of its moisture in S Norway and Sweden, but some makes its way to Western Sweden and Norway. Lift closures are possible throughout the weekend.

Short Term Forecast

On Friday 23rd morning a deep low-pressure system lands on the S coast of Norway and Sweden. The storm tracks north and will favor the southern resorts in Norway such as Gausta, Hovden, and Haukelifjell where snow accumulation can be up to 25-30cm towards evening with freezing levels at 500-700m. Looks like a good storm skiing day in the south. Western Sweden can receive 5-10cm towards the evening. Expect S ridge-top winds to be strong-extreme in Sweden and Finland. Lift closures are likely in Sweden throughout the day and in Finland towards the afternoon. 

On Saturday 24th the western Norwegian coast gets moderate precipitation throughout the day, but not much will make it inland toward the ski resorts. SW Norway experiences light to moderate winds, and it's a good time to ski some leftover stashes from Friday. SW winds on the other hand will be strong to extreme in most areas outside SW Norway and S Sweden as the low-pressure system advances north along the coast of Norway. Lift closures can be expected. 

The storm track favors mountains and resorts near the S coast, but western Sweden should get a decent share too between late Friday and Saturday. 

On Sunday trace snow can be expected on the SW and NW coast of Norway. Strong winds start to gradually trend towards moderate by evening and a cooling trend sets in. 

Monday looks like a day off from the strong winds as the low-pressure system finally passes Scandinavia. 

Extended Forecast

The ridge of high pressure over Russia and Scandinavia does look quite persistent in the ensemble models. This would mean fairly dry weather for eastern Scandinavia but storms still reaching the coastal parts. 

Thanks for reading Scandinavia Daily Snow. The next update will be on Sunday

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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