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French rainfall radar.
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skanky,

Hope to see you there, and with lessons and a week on snow don't want you grabbing ALL the lines...!!
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JT, hopefully see you then. Don't worry, I can't ever see myself being that good. Shocked Very Happy
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Les Arc have posted a picture of the "pistes being prepared", so looks like they think snow on its way? And that they will open on Saturday?
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La Plagne are expecting a fall, I got an e-mail yesterday saying 8cms this weekend. I assume that is for the valley so may be better higher up.
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Two bands of rain heading down across the France now. They may peter out or build - worth watching.

Weren't La Plagne talking about by the weekend? E.g. they may not be talking about Sat & Sun's totals? Puzzled

Or will it really just be a dusting? Puzzled
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skanky,

I was talking to a guy who runs a chalet in Belle plagne and he passed this on. His words were 'the weekend '
Maybe that is resort speak for there is some on the way which might pacify people but it isn't going to be much..!!
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JT, time will tell, I guess. I hope it's more than 8cm though.
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skanky,

Yes, I though what a very precise figure to give...!!!
When our guys can't even get the day of a storm right..!!
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The good news: after endless days with hardly a cloud passing overhead since November, the sky is now a distinct and continuous shade of grey.

The bad news: nothing is falling out of it.

Yet!
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I'd expect some from the well defined, narrow band of cloud that wraps round into Spain:

[EDIT - the satellite images files have changed].

http://www.meteoam.it/satellit/WWW/

Look at Infrarosso 4 and Visible4

The Alps are currently under the grey stuff in front of it.

That's the cold front shown on here through northern France and is bringing the rain band(s) shown here. [Edit] Both fronts (I think) are visible but very weak and narrow in the pictures [Edit].

You'd need Obs to see for sure, but it looks to alfready have gone further than the FAX charts had it by tomorrow before petering out.

Bit of hurried look that, so there may be the odd mistake (wrong chart) or similar.

The current situation is a very difficult one to forecast, which is why the BBC are not showing much detail beyond tomorrow at the moment. Every new run gives a different result.
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PG wrote:
The good news: after endless days with hardly a cloud passing overhead since November, the sky is now a distinct and continuous shade of grey.

The bad news: nothing is falling out of it.

Yet!


How cold is it up there? At 400 meters on the edge of the Chartreuse it is 10C (on the car thermometer) and it is drizzling. So it may be snowing a bit above 1500/2000 meters. Although there is a temperature inversion which is causing bad smog here... so it may actually get warmer further up.
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The skiclub site shows freezing point at 1450m today and then up to 1600m tomorrow before comming down to 1200m on saturday for Val d'Isere
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The snow cannons were going until about 11 this morning at Val, felt cold - but was colder in the valley floor again, has been like that for several days now. Yesterday it was below zero until mid-morning in Bourg St Maurice, but I noticed the cannons had stopped well before 9 up at Arc 1600.
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The current charts show a switch to SW winds after the weekend (after the current crop of lows goes through). This will probably mean a rise in temperature, though by how much I don't know. However, looking at the extreme range of the charts, you may get another cold front (and possibly a low pressure system) or two through before Christmas. The big problem is that teh Azores high is looking to ridge eastwards - this is what brings the SW winds, and it could also deflect some low pressure systems to the N & E of the Alps (Austria may do quite well from this set-up). How good or bad it is will really depend on how much that high ridges and how long it remains like that.





[EDIT: I was talking rubbish about the Pyrennes Embarassed ]


Last edited by Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name: on Fri 17-12-04 13:10; edited 1 time in total
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Austria looks just fine. Webcams showing a decent dump today and more on the way.
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Well it's happening - see this article from the Telegraph - which also includes the odds for a White Christmas at several UK towns.
Quote:
"We were absolutely flooded with calls and e-mail inquiries as people started hearing about the snow yesterday," said Mr Downs. "I've been sitting here looking at digital images of St Anton and Meribel thick with snow. It's wonderful."


Mr. Downs is with www.igluski.com.
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