16/11/2018: Morning Update...
The skies are blue again here in Chatel this morning and there was another touch of frost on the ground. The photo below was taken at approximately 9.15am on Barbossine.
Have there been any developments overnight regarding the prospects for the arrival of the snow?
The short answer is not really.
There remains a little bit of snowfall in the forecast during next week, not alot, but there remains the chance of a surprise if the charts develop favourably, but at this stage that appears to be a long shot. There is some good news in that it does look like becoming really quite cold for a time too, which should enable some snowmaking to take place, though there are also some indications that less cold air may move in at the back end of the week.
Below is a snapshot of the overnight models from next Tuesday night through to Friday night, with all models showing the theme of high pressure in northern latitudes and low pressure affecting parts of Europe. Out to 192hrs and the models then diverge in relation to the extent and location of the high to the north, with major question marks on what the potential future evolution will be.
With opening day penciled in for 1st December, which is 2 weeks tomorrow, we could do with seeing some real snowy possibilities developing, but until then, patience will still be required.
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