Well the snow has eased off a bit this afternoon but it is still blowing a gale. It has been so wild that I have not ventured out (yet!) but a pile of admin is now in the out tray. It looked like most of the aircraft have coped with the wind and the traffic has been bad, but the rise in temps has helped a little and now chains are only required from the Dam. Hopefully that means most folks will get here before it’s Sunday!
The snow will continue until around midnight. Tomorrow morning will be heavily overcast as we wait for the pisteurs to make sense of what has happened today. But it will start snowing again just after lunch and the wind will pick up again through the afternoon. Monday will be snowy all day and the winds will again shut most of the high lifts, it will be a westerly. Tuesday will remain snowy and windy all day and the wind will swing to the north to further complicate the off piste conditions. Wednesday will see a marked improvement with sunny periods all day and a gentle breeze, it will still be quite chilly. Spring, the sunshine and balmy temperatures return on Thursday and Friday.
For the aviators tomorrow, there are few problems that I can see, it will be showery and there will be gusty winds around the showers across the whole of the UK and over here. There is a very slimchance of early fog at Chambery, but it should be gone by first landing time.
They are still working on tomorrow’s avalanche bulletin. It is quite late, so obviously complicated. Be careful!
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