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Everything posted by hammy_ire

  1. I wouldn't say 100% snow shield. Maybe 85%. I think we may see a few flakes in Dublin but certainly nothing settling, I'd be very surprised at least. You'd never know with such an unstable flow. If I'm to pick a chart that might deliver something it'll be the HIRLAM 12Z FOR 9PM tomorrow eve. Straws. Clutching?
  2. I'm currently staying in la plagne 1800 and i don't think there was anywhere near 30cm. I was in les arc today and up top there may have been up to 10cm but only a small dusting on the lower slopes. In fairness they have kept the pistes in great shape with the canons and I've spent the last 2 days in les arcs...much better than la plagne!
  3. @Blessed Weather, thank you so much for this great analysis. Only been able to have a quick look this morning but the GFS is probably marginally better looking. History however has thought me not to take GFS precipitation charts at day 5 at face value! To my untrained eye the ecm and UKMO don't look as promising? This could be just me reading the charts incorrectly as they don't provide precipitation charts!? I'd gladly bank 10cm midweek at this stage. Just to top up and give the place a more seasonal look!
  4. I really hope you're right @Blessed Weather, struggling to see how 10cms will reach that far south. Seems to be fizzling out as it moves south against the higher pressure. Fingers crossed...plenty of changes in the meantime no doubt.
  5. Thanks for the update. Are you staying around for long? I'll be there from Saturday to Saturday so fingers crossed for that snow but the models don't look amazing at the moment but of course a lot can change in a week!
  6. @TheGate.....is it today you hit La Plagne? Looking forward to some reports and pics of the conditions!
  7. Fingers crossed! Does look like there's a bit of disruption, maybe Santa can deliver snow to the alps this year! I've been following Weather to ski for their daily update which is usually pretty good. He usually has it updated by now but looks like he is struggling as an hour or 2 late!!
  8. Thanks so much. This makes sense. I wasn't sure if it would be cold enough for snow in alps in such a mobile south flowing jet. In essence, for snow in the alps you need the opposite to what most people on here crave at this time of year?! Not looking super good at the moment but I've been following the models on and off for some time and know how quickly they can change especially with the amount of uncertainty at present. That high however will be difficult to shift!
  9. I am in a similar situation only going to La Plagne 1800 on the 31st December so a week less to play with! I'm keeping the faith though and going for a dumping around the 28th December! Don't ask for charts!! Just keeping positive and will be keeping a close eye on this and model forum!
  10. I'm going to alps around the same time Ravelin...i know there is some more snow needed so what is the best route to a dumping between now and then?
  11. Thanks Paul...i think to have any chance of a covering we need to get rid of this pesky euro high? 3 weeks is a long time in model watching i guess!
  12. Hi All, Long time lurker, probably first time posting! I'm a coldie and love following these boards, certainly never have the knowledge/confidence to post in the mods board! I am heading for a week skiing in La Plagne from 31 Dec. I know it's impossible to know this early out what conditions will be like. I understand what synoptics are required for Cold in the UK but what should I be looking for in the models to ensure La Plagne gets a good dumping before my trip?! Many Thanks!
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