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Alps Weather Blog 8th March 2013

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[b]Alps Recent Weather[/b]

[url="http://www.snow-forecast.com/overviews/tips_full"]http://www.snow-fore...views/tips_full[/url] It has turned milder over the Alps, and his mean spring snow conditions, better in the morning, slushy snow into the afternoon especially on lower slopes, one bit of good news is that snow depths remain good for the time of year, due to heavy snowfalls earlier in the season.

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Synoptic Charts[/b][/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Sat 9 March[/b][/font][/size]

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Low Pressure over Scandinavia, with very cold covering all of Scandinavia and North Eastern Europe with High Pressure in Greenland (1040mb), through to Iceland and to the North of the UK. Further south low pressure over mainland Europe and rather mild for most areas apart from the NE, a deep area of low pressure (976mb) to South west of UK, with East to South Easterly winds here. [/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Sun 10 March[/b][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The low pressure to the South West of the UK moves further east, to the South West approaches of the UK and the wind direction over the UK turns do to more of an Easterly feeding in colder winds from Scandinavia, more especially more Northern parts initially. Low Pressure further south so remaining mild over the Alps. [/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Mon 11 March[/b][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Again High pressure over Greenland and low pressure over Scandinavia, easterly winds for the UK feeding in some very cold upper air, with a lot pressure system over the Bay of Biscay which may bring some snow over the UK on its northern edge as it moves east. Further South aver the Alps pressure around 1008mb, with the mild uppers slowly getting mixed out, some sharp showers possible here. [/b][/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Tue 12 March[/b][/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]High Pressure pushes south a bit, with NE winds over the UK remaining cold here, with some snow still possible in places due to the low pressure still around the Bay of Biscay. Again no discernible isobars over the Alps, with some s[/font][/size][size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]harp showers developing again. [/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Wed 13 March[/b]

By Wednesday the low pressure finally edges further south, with more a of a slack NE flow over the UK, generally also turning a bit colder over Northern mainland Europe including the Alps with a General North East feed. [/font][/size]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]14 March and 15 March [/b][/font][/size]

[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]At this stage the Greenland High looks like building to 1060mb, with low pressure again over Scandinavia, the UK looks a bit stuck in the middle but cold or very cold, turning very cold over the Alps with a feed of very cold air from the North East. [/font][/size]

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Alps Detail[/b][/font]

For much of the week, pressure over the Alps will be low, but with little variation in pressure, so light winds, and this should mean some hefty showers may develop more especially in the afternoon. Turning colder later in the week as winds turn round more to the North East.

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Sat 9 March[/b][/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Precipitation overnight in Central parts of the Alps, by mid morning this moves to cover Western and Central parts of Austria, SE Germany and NE Italy. This continuing into the afternoon and the heaviest of the precipitation over Central Austria moving into Eastern Austria later, generally dry over western parts of the Alps, with outbreaks of precipitation over many eastern parts of the Alps, becoming more confined to the far East of the Alps later.

Generally mild with small variations in temps. Freezing Level (noon) Southern Germany 1650-1700m, French Alps 1800-2100m (NW to SE), Switzerland 1750-2100m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 1900-2100m, Austria 1750m-2000m[/font]

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Sun 10 March[/b][/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Precipitation lingering over Eastern parts of Austria this fading away later, but showery precipitation popping up almost anywhere over the Alps, more especially though in Eastern parts.[b] [/b]

Freezing Level (noon) Southern Germany 1600-1750m, French Alps 1800-2100m (NW to SE), Switzerland 1700-2050m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 1800-2100m, Austria 1600m-2100m (NE to SW)[/font]

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Mon 11 March[/b][/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Some overnight precipitation in places but this largely fading away by morning. Again in the afternoon, some showers developing these could occur anywhere over the Alps, and be quite heavy locally. [/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Temperatures continuing to edge slowly downwards day by day, Freezing Level (noon) Southern Germany 1600-1800m, French Alps 1700-2000m (NW to SE), Switzerland 1650-2000m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 1700-2000m, Austria 1700m-2000m (NE to SW).[/font]

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Tue 12 March[/b][/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Showers continuing overnight and some again heavy in places, further showers likely through the day, perhaps more general precipitation in Central parts of the Alps by the end of the day.

Freezing Level (noon) Southern Germany 1200-1600m, French Alps 1600-1800m (NW to SE), Switzerland 1400-1800m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 1600-1800m, Austria 800m-1800m (NE to SW).[/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Turning much colder in the North East and this starting to spread south overnight. [/font]

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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]Wed 13 March[/b]

Overnight precipitation is forecast to continue over Austria for a few hours in the morning, before turning drier by late morning however by the afternoon turning rather again over the Alps, outbreaks of precipitation are likely to pop up anywhere, from time to time, with very little regional distribution at this stage. [/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Continuing to turn colder from the North, Freezing Level (noon) Southern Germany 600-1000m, French Alps 1400-1800m (NW to SE), Switzerland 800-1800m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 1400-1800m, Austria 400m-1700m (NE to SW).[/font]

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]14 March and 15 March [/b][/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Turning progressively colder from the north, at this stage Thursday looks rather showery, while Friday looks mostly dry but a lot can chance by then.

Continuing to turn colder from the North, Freezing Level on Fri 15 March (noon) Southern Germany 200-400m, French Alps 700-800m (NW to SE), Switzerland 400-1000m (NW to SE), Italian Alps 700-1100m, Austria 100m-900m (NE to SW).

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