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Heatwave Lucifer effect on the Alps

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http://youtube.com/v/TZbXRhcr51o

This is trending on Twitter. Anyone know where it is? Sas Fee?
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I don't know where it is, but it's not Saas-Fee.
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It's not Tignes but that is in a similar state.

https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/
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Bormio? Stelvio Pass?
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@cameronphillips2000, definitely not Saas Fee, I was there a week ago and I looked pretty good (though I didn't ski it).
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Bormio? Stelvio Pass?


That's what google says.
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Not good for the glaciers but it is good for the resorts and the business's and their summer trade as all those down on the plains migrate up to the mountains, even for short weekend breaks. Tignes tag line at the moment is @the remedy to the heatwave'. I suspect a lot of business owners will have to make a couple of trips to Switzerland this year wink
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@bar shaker, wow. Grande-Motte looks somewhat reduced since the last time I was up there about 20 years ago! Do we have any comparative pics of the development of the glacier over time?
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The comments on the You Tube page are enough to make you realise how reasonable and well mannered the Brexit threads in Apres are Shocked
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@Tubaski, the comments are completely bizarre! Somebody post a video of a glacier in summer and gets a shitstorm about muslims, jews and blacks... rolling eyes
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It is Stelvio

The last 6 weeks has been relentless heat in these parts, last week touching 40C.
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Summer Skiing will be over in the Alps within the next 10 years.
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Why is hot weather called Lucifer?

Yesterday was a chaotic thunderstorm day. Lots of roads closed due to flooding and landslides. Hot and sunny again today.
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queen bodecia wrote:
Why is hot weather called Lucifer?


Because it's devilishly hot? Laughing
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According to this report it was the Italians who gave the heatwave the name "Lucifero". Madeye-Smiley
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More info

https://www.reuters.com/video/2017/08/06/lucifer-heat-wave-takes-toll-on-alpine-g?videoId=372262526
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Sas Fee is looking better. This is the best webcam I think I've ever seen in the Alps

https://panocam.skiline.cc/saas-fee/allalin
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Pretty scary looking at kitzsteinhorn cameras. We were there 10 years ago in summer and skiing was possible but definitely not happening now. Was at hintertux last year for a day trip and when you see the photos of the glacier retreating I have no doubt that summer skiing will be a thing of the past for the Alps in the not too distant future.
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This is the Dachstein glacier from when I was up there last Wednesday. No idea if this is typical for August, never been before.



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@hammerite, Looks fairly normal. They all look like that, which is why I don't go skiing before end of October (usually).
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Donald Trump says it will all be alright
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@cameronphillips2000,
You're mistaken. Trump says it is gonna be great. And fantastic.
And climate change is fake news.
And Boris Johnson will soon anounce a referendum to exit climate change. Gonna cost 60 billion though. Euro that is.

@Steilhang, No it is not normal. Or, rather, it was'nt. We were skiing in Kaprun in August 15 years ago. Unthinkable these days.
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@Langerzug, Yep. I've skied Kaprun in August, as well as Stubai and Hintertux. Only Hintertux keeps going now, but, as I say, it looks just like that.
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@hammerite, for Dachstein it's pretty normal, but it depends on year. With summer like we have at the moment, it's perfecly normal and it was same 15 or 20 years ago. Add some dust from Sahara (which we were suppose to be getting last few weeks too) and that's pretty much normal thing. But then you have years where it's a bit colder and there's less stuff flying over up from Africa and snow looks much better. But neither way skiing in August or early September is not an option for me nowadays when I don't race anymore and I don't >NEED< to be on snow in August Smile
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@Tubaski, the comments are completely bizarre! Somebody post a video of a glacier in summer and gets a shitstorm about muslims, jews and blacks... rolling eyes

Don't you know Muslims and Jews come from the hot desert of Middle East and love the heat?

They got together to do everything they can to make Europe warmer: cars, boats that burns fossil fuel and emit CO2.

The whole global warming is the Jews and Muslims doing. They profit from the oil and make Europe livable in the long run for their heat loving families.

Sadly, you all fell for their trickery!

Toofy Grin Toofy Grin Toofy Grin
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@abc, ah!
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Dachstein 2006-2016:

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I was at Hintertux yesterday. Wasn't tempted to ski (although snow forecast for today) and the glacier looked in poor condition. Plenty of people skiing though. If I could work out how to post pics from my iPhone I could show the retreating g glacier Puzzled
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@Bennyboy1, upload them to Facebook or Flickr, then right click, copy image address, post here between [img][/img] tags.
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@Bennyboy1, saw that picture last year. Very sad to see the decline each decade
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These are interesting:-

http://youtube.com/v/9mhtzkXO5SM


http://youtube.com/v/ur4I8tYnxP4

But don't worry, Trump appears to have got a plan to reverse the decline of the glaciers - nuclear winter. Shocked
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Convincing evidence. Rather bad news for our sport Sad
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@clarky999, not on either but will try with snowMedia.

@boabski, it's the big field of rock below Tuxerfernhaus that drills it home for me. Yes sad.
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Its worth mentioning that it's not actually been a particularly hot / sunny summer in the Alps (French Alps at least, can't say for elsewhere!).

June was hot / sunny (3° above average!), but July was about normal (less than 1° above average) and August looks like being below average.

The really hot weather is only just catching the med coast of France (+ Corsica).
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They had enough snow in Switzerland to trigger avalanche alerts a few days ago.
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Saas Fee glacier looking good this morning - https://panocam.skiline.cc/saas-fee/allalin
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This was the view from Tuxerfernhaus on Thursday.

This morning they were reporting 10cm of fresh snow overnight.
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