Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 17.01.18

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

So why didn’t a chairlift turn a wheel or a cog in Tignes or Val D’Isere today? Over to you Bob:

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

It was quite bizarre today, there would be gentle breezes and light snow one minute and then a howling gust of wind, fit to blow a person over and force snow through the smallest gap in a window frame! So it really wasn’t worth taking a picture so today’s is from the library reminding us of what may be to come! Therefore, it was a day of shopping and coffee and not a lot else.

And now the weather, it is very tricky for the forecasters at the moment, Storm Georgina seems to have a mind of her own so even tomorrow’s weather may change. After that we are on the edge of a number of weather systems, if they move north or south our weather here in paradise could change dramatically. With that in mind here’s my guesstimate:
the winds will drop in speed this evening and light snow will continue throughout tomorrow. The winds will be light tomorrow and it won’t be that cold. However, the pisteurs will have a monumental task in the morning so expect a slow start and a gradual opening of the lifts. The snow intensity will pick up in the afternoon. The avalanche risk is 4 so please be very careful if you venture beyond the poles. This moderate snow will continue through Friday and a stiff breeze may well build up in the afternoon. The temperature will drop sharply through Friday night but the snow will continue into Saturday and the snowline will be down in Moutiers so some travel disruption is inevitable with the current forecast. We may well see the sun on Sunday between fast moving snow showers and it will be a bit warmer but it will be windy.

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