04/02/2020: Today's Updates... Day 55...
A heavier spell of snow arrived this evening and has brought today's total at just under 1200m to 11cm. The snow is powdery with an air temp of -2C. Still snowing lightly.
Next update - early in the morning.
Showers of snow, soft hail and graupel have continued this afternoon, with blizzard conditions at times due to the strength of the winds. Will update regarding accumulations this evening.
Snow showers are continuing to blow through the area, bringing a welcome return of white to the village rooves. Unfortunately, only 14/40 lifts are currently open, with Super Chatel, Barbossine and the top half of Linga closed, however, most of PLJ is functioning normally, though some areas are seeing blizzard conditions!
Photo from a few minutes ago.
A few more lifts opening now.
Remember, the best place to see the latest lift opening info is via this pdf, which updates every time there is a change in lift status...
Strong winds causing havoc again with the lift operations today with 6/40 open at this time.
Note also that despite the Meteo France area forecast of an avalanche level of 2 (moderate), this has been raised locally to Level 3, which is a considerable risk of avalanche.
Temperatures continuing to fall closer to 0C, with snow flurries blowing through.
Snow showers are blowing through the village, bringing a dusting to some surfaces...
Bonjour from Chatel... it is currently raining in the village, but the snow line is on the way down. Temperature is 3C at 1200m. It is also rather windy again!
This morning's forecast is expected to be online today at approx 7.45am at: http://www.chatelweb.com/chatel_snow_forecast.php - and updates on this page will follow during the day.
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