Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward

Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward

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Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward

Admin posted Jan-2018

Yep, here we go again... another major snow storm is about to bring big snows to a significant part of the European Alps over the next few days.

Expected to bring heaviest snow to the northern/western Alps (northern French Alps, Swiss Alps) it is a big one, and just about the entire Alpine region should see at least some snow.

Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday look like bringing the goods, with as much as 1 metre of fresh for an area covering the Chamonix Valley, the Aravis, Grand Massif etc., the Valais (Verbier and Zermatt) and surrounds. To the South and East of that area should see falls between 20cm and 50cm.

However (you knew this was coming...) - strong winds will accompany the snow, particularly on Wednesday we think, so lift and road closures should be expected.

After a lull on Thursday, it all looks like kicking off again on Friday with more snow expected from then into the weekend. This second band of snow should see less wind but may well cause a few transfer day issues - though with much less traffic than the Xmas/New Year changeover.

If you're not aware, you can get a quick overview of which days it's going to snow (and where) from our country snow pages like French Snow Reports where you can see a table as below that you can sort by 48-hour (and 7-day) snowfall totals.



As always, the detail will change... but if it's anything like the last 2 storms then the 48-hour quantities may well ramp-up when the forecasts update through the course of today.

Anyone heading out for next week, might be in for some fun...
The Admin Man

Iceman
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Woooo hoooo

Taking plenty of sarnies for the bus when we have to spend the night on it. This could be a good choice not to have hired a car this year
The Northern Monkey. Mar '20 La Plagne

Cazzz
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Could be an exciting journey up to ADH on Saturday!

Billip2
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Off to the Dolomites on Saturday. Hopefully we'll pick up some of the snow with none of the drama.

Iceman
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Cazzz wrote:Could be an exciting journey up to ADH on Saturday!


So I hear. I'll be taking food & drink supplies. No doubt everyone will blame the TO, Everyone wants snow but none of the side effects! Heavy snow ant night and bluebird days
The Northern Monkey. Mar '20 La Plagne

Cazzz
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Good idea Iceman. Might well do likewise.

All good fun!


SnowLily
reply to 'Snow Storm incoming - January 16th 2018 onward'
posted Jan-2018

Eek! Not the best year to have ditched the tour op and gone DIY! flying into Geneva Sat and heading to samoens. Fortunately booked transfers with Go Massif so hopefully they will be well equipped to deal with it all. Will be putting some rations in the hand luggage just in case. . Safe travels everyone and hopefully some brilliant skiing .

Hudman
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posted Jan-2018

Everyone wants snow but none of the side effects! Heavy snow ant night and bluebird days


Is that too much to ask??

Topic last updated on 17-January-2018 at 10:01

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