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By Luke Stone, Forecaster Posted 10 days ago February 13, 2024

Light Snow To Close Out the Work Week


The middle part of this week will be mainly dry and feature above-normal temperatures. A weak system grazing the Alps may bring some light snow later this week. A small storm is possible to close out the weekend, while a more significant pattern change is possible toward the end of the month.

Short Term Forecast

Tuesday - Friday

The rest of the workweek will feature cloudy skies, warm temperatures, and mainly dry conditions. Temperatures will climb throughout the week and remain above normal during this time. Some sunshine is possible on Tuesday but otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy through Friday. 

Snow showers are possible Friday night through Saturday, while a small storm may bring a round of moderate snow later in the weekend. 

Extended Forecast

Attention shifts to a possible pattern change later in the month, around the 24th. The long-range models have been showing this possibility for several days now, with a strong upper-level area of low pressure developing over northern/central Europe. It's difficult to gain too much insight into what kind of storms this could bring and where. The main takeaway is that this is a more favorable setup for strong and cold storms in the Alps. 

Below you can see the solid agreement in the ensembles around the last week of the month. 

Although snow totals 12+ days out aren't reliable at all, the 30+ cms both the American and European ensembles are showing at least indicate the potential for a stronger storm during this time. 

And finally, below is a figure that shows the probability of snow greater than 30 cms during this time. Both models show a 90% chance of 30 cms or more, which is a positive sign.

We'll have to keep an eye on this period toward the end of the month and hope that this storm stays in the forecast.

Thanks for reading the Zermatt Daily Snow!

Luke Stone
Forecaster, OpenSnow

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Luke Stone


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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