Sunday, November 17, 2019

Alpine Snow Update

Upper elevations of the Italian and Austrian Alps near the Alpine divide and south continue to see snow.

Based on reports to today (either morning or afternoon local time), below are some selected new snow or mountain snow depth totals from Italy:

Arabba (Veneto): 100 cm new, 130 cm snow depth at 2500 m
3 Zinnen Dolomiten (South Tyrol): 85 cm new, 112 cm snow depth on upper mountain
Suldan am Ortler (South Tyrol): 80 cm new, 200 cm snow depth at 3250 m
Schwemmalm-Ultental (South Tyrol): 70 cm new, 140 cm snow depth at 2625 m
Gröden/Val Gardena (South Tyrol): 60 cm new, 130 cm snow depth on upper mountain

And in Austria:

Pitztaler Glacier: 60 cm new, 230 cm snow depth at 3440 m
Hintertux Glacier: 40 cm new, 175 cm snow depth at 3250 m
Kaunertaler Glacier: 30 cm new, 240 cm snow depth at 3108 m
Sölden: 20 cm new, 282 cm snow depth at 3000 m

For those of you who miss winter, below is this morning's avalanche report for the Alpine Divide along the Austrian-Italian border and the South Tyrol.

And a few photos from the ZAMG (Austrian weather service) taken in East Tyrol and Carinthia in southern Austria on Friday.

Now, just to blow your mind, in the wake of the cyclone, here's snow from Algeria

I miss winter!

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