The Latest Chatel Snow Forecast

Chatel Snow Forecast: Monday, 22nd April 2019: 08.15hrs...

Important Notes:
This remains an experimental forecast and should be treated with caution. You can learn more about this forecast at the bottom of the page

 

Welcome:
Welcome to the forecast  page for the winter 2018/19 season. Updates should be made daily from now on, online at 8am, or before (later during April). Follow regular reports about any snowfalls and snow conditions over on the snow report pages.

Headline Summary:

General Situation:  

The Forecast: Today: (---)

 

Today's Avalanche Level - The bulletin issued by Meteo France at 4pm yesterday for the Chablais area for today, forecasts an avalanche level of ---  for the ski area. A Level ---  is a ---- risk of avalanche. Note that these forecast levels can change at short notice or be different on a local level... So, use both the Meteo France forecast - click here and the Swiss SLF forecast - click here - as these are both very relevant to this area. Also, pay attention to the avalanche warning flags & signs and don't be shy to ask a pisteur, they are very friendly and will let you know the latest situation in a particular sector.

 

Today's Weather

Freezing Level:  

Wind

Expected Snowfall At 1200m: From 7am today until 7am tomorrow:

Forecast Range: 0cm to 0cm
Forecast Amount: 0cm

Expected Snowfall At 1800m: From 7am today until 7am tomorrow:

Forecast Range: 0cm to 0cm

Forecast Amount: 0cm

The Forecast: Tomorrow: (---)

Weather:

Freezing Level

Wind

Expected Snowfall At 1200m - Period From 7am --- to 7am --- :

Forecast Range: 0cm to 0cm
Forecast Amount: 0cm

Expected Snowfall At 1800m: From 7am --- to 7am --- :

Forecast Range: 0cm to 0cm
Forecast Amount: 0cm

Outlook:

Extended Outlook (6 to 11 day period):

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About This Forecast / Disclaimer:

The information contained in these forecasts is experimental and should be treated with caution.

We recommend that you also use a professional snow forecast eg provided by Meteo France.
 

For avalanche forecasts, use both the Meteo France forecast - click here and the Swiss SLF forecast - click here  - as these are both very relevant to this area.

We accept no liability for what individuals, groups, or organisations may do with the information and services provided by this website.


 
Please do not copy or reproduce the reports / forecasts you see on this website without our permission.

What If The Forecast Is Not Updated?:
If the forecast is not updated on a particular day, then it means normally means that our internet access is unavailable, so please bear with us and an update will be posted as soon as we are back online.

 

Problems With Forecasting Snowfall:

Snowfall is a notoriously difficult thing to forecast. It is a commonly held view that it is only possible to realistically start to consider potential amounts of snow from a forthcoming snowfall when it is within the 72hr forecasting range and any accuracy is often only possible once the snow event comes within the 24 to 36 hour period. Even within the 6 to 12 hour period, forecasts can change at very short notice and can go very wrong!

 

Our forecast uses a blended model approach.
 

As the forecast is experimental - please treat it with caution and continue to use your normal sources of snow forecast.

 

Problems With Measuring Snowfall:

There are several factors that can cause problems with measuring how much snow has been deposited by a particular snowfall and these include changes in temperature and wet-bulb temperature during the snowfall, changes in humidity, wind, snowfall intensity, the type and temperature of surface that the snow is falling on etc etc.

 

To overcome some of the issues, we measure the depth of fresh snow several times during a particular snowfall at 1200m, rather than once daily - however, the depth measurement at 1800m may  be less regular and sometimes estimated. It is also worth noting that snow depths from a snowfall can vary drastically over a relatively short distance from one place to another at the same altitude, so what we measure in Chatel, might be very different a few short km's away at the same altitude

 

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