Latest Snowfall Arrives in Western Europe, Driven in on Strong Winds


Latest Snowfall Arrives in Western Europe, Driven in on Strong Winds

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Latest Snowfall Arrives in Western Europe, Driven in on Strong Winds

J2SkiNews posted Feb-2020

The latest heavy snowfall has moved in to much of Europe, with between 1 and 3 feet (30-90cm) expected to fall across much of the alps and the Eastern Tatras by the end of Thursday.

However, the snow is arriving accompanied by very strong winds leading to a repeat of last week's widespread closure of many resorts, with those that are staying open generally only having limited low-level slopes open, due to the blizzard conditions.

So far the heaviest snowfall has been reported in Austria, Southern Germany (Bavaria), the Czech and Slovak Republics and parts of Switzerland.

The Dolomites, Pyrenees and Southern Alps are not, on the whole, seeing much of the snowstorm.

Switzerland's Lotschental region is claiming the most snow in the last 24 hours (33cm) and indeed by far the most snow in the last last 7 days – a total of 2 metres (6.7 feet) they claim.

This is from adding last week's snowfall, with this weeks and saying that precipitation over the weekend, which fell as rain at many areas due to a sudden temperature rise, fell as snow with them, as it did with a few, mostly high altitude areas – giving almost a week of near-constant heavy snowfall.

Elsewhere Kappl in Austria reports 30cm (a foot) of snow in the last 24 hours, Tatranska Lomnica in Slovakia 25cm and Valfrejus in France 20cm – but many other areas have reported similar falls and the snowstorm is expected to continue and intensify in most areas over the next 48 hours.

(NB: Image taken last week after the previous round of snowstorms).
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Edited 1 time. Last update at 04-Feb-2020

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posted Feb-2020

217km/h gust reported by the Val d'Isere pisteurs yesterday evening!
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Topic last updated on 04-February-2020 at 11:31

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