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  1. Had a recent trip up the Kitzsteinhorn above the Alpincentre and was encouraged to see some deep overhangs of snow retention patches at 2600m. They should survive the rest of the summer now, especially with a continuation of much cloud cover in these parts for this summer. So one bit of good news of last years heavy snow mass that survives the general warmer trend ! C
  2. Hi Steve, all very depressing. We still have one Gondala open on the Stubaier Glacier in the range 2900m-3200m. 30cm of snow cover and temp of 7c. Should be just enough to stay open for the rest of this summer. A huge amount of fresh snowfall last winter at 2000m and above. Maybe , the extra moisture in the atmosphere created by GW . We experienced record snowfall depths at height last winter with rapid Imd- summer melt to follow. We will have to see if this trend continues with the recent decline of winter euro high. Also noted locally record high temps in 1500-2500m range this past few weeks. C
  3. The rather dismal view this morning from Sonnbick towards Gross Glockner rather confirms the lack of summer snow retention in these parts. Those are 3000m plus mountains in the background. Sad about the reality of GW taking hold. C
  4. Sad to report that I have never seen so little snow retention in the higher mountains around here. A summer of abnormal higher temps in the height range 5000ft-8000ft certainly takings its toll. Just a few patches left on the Northern slopes at 8000ft level and above. Another pulse of warm moist upper flow expected towards next weekend. Lots of rain in the mountains this summer washing the snow away from higher elevation. Thunder and hail been quite a feature as well especially further to the south. Makes you wonder if Global warming is now taking a speedy turn for the worse extremes with all this extra moisture it is producing . Oh, its raining again this morning from medium level instability in the middle of a weak high pressure cell. That's weird as well. C
  5. Looks like someone has been out celebrating last night snow with a bottle of my favourite Spanish Cava !
  6. Just look at all those fronts heading for the Alps on Thursday. Picture sent this morning from my village back in Austria. 60cm fresh snowfall this morning. C
  7. Anyway, a bit of winter to look forward to in the shorter term . Thursday morning showing the possibility of some snowfall on higher ground from a trough or shallow low in the Arctic flow. C
  8. Not much consistency from the models this morning at 144t. All struggling to find a route to real cold. Again the UKMO consistent with a trough disruption to Western Britain but even this run mixes the air mass to readily and would be borderline to produce snowfall with the predicted 850mb temps, however this looks the best model going past 144t . C
  9. This chart from Arpege is not without interest in the short term This Thursday could be the first wintry day of the season for some . Looks like a shallow low or trough to move down the Irish Sea into Wales and deposit some snow on the higher ground. Thursday night looks to be very cold over Scotland under the clearing skies and light winds. Further a field more heavy snow and lower temps moving down into the Alps at the same time adding to already record breaking January snow amounts in parts of Upper Bavaria and Austria. Another amazing snow picture from Austria yesterday,=. C
  10. Think they are all leading to cold at 144t but a different route from all these 3 models. UKMO slightly warmer 850mb temps than the earlier run at 144t but the surface flow will be cold. Now all eyes down to see where ECM ends up in the cold range. Looking at the fax charts could be cold enough for some snow showers late Wednesday.early Thursday transferring west to east. 528 dam well into Ireland. C
  11. Yes and still growing. Picture below is from Lammertal in Northern Austrian Alps at relatively low levels ( must be 2.5 m depth of snow ) The chart below shows the next Arctic front heading to the Alps on Thursday with another 100cm being forecast. Another major problem will be increased risk of Avalanches in the coming days as a moist warmer sector prevails and makes the huge weight of snow unstable prior to the arrival of the above mentioned cold front. C
  12. That just crazy. I know that location in Obertauern. Its even worse there this morning. Parts of Austria not seen this amount of snow for many decades. C
  13. I hope the ECM run verifies. The GFS run takes a very different route to cold. I think ECM holds the best prospect for sustained cold. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer for snow in your part of the world. Just mild here in Vancouver with days of cloud and southerly winds. Seen the amazing snowfall currently going on again this morning back in Austria. Looks a dangerous situation developing out there. C
  14. The ECM proceeds to build a block of very cold air to cover most of Central and East Britain out to day 10. C
  15. Morning all in the UK. ECM/GEM all now in agreement with the UKMO at 144t. GFS out on its own. Both UKMO and ECM now in the shorter range show formation of a trough disruption from West of Ireland towards Brittany. UKMO has been consistent with this output for some days now. The second chart shows some backing of the flow across Southern Britain with cold air established ( not only at the surface but 850mb temps showing quite low negative values ). Not sure what will happen in the range 168-240t. Just important to get the cold air embedded and then see what happens. C
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