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19/11/2019: Today's Updates... Evening Update...

7.40pm:

The models are painting a generally boring outlook in terms of snowfall in the near term, with the daytime periods set to become a bit milder and there is a chance of some foehn conditions later in the week. This will mean much of the natural snow cover below 2000m on southern facing slopes will disappear, however, the areas where there is decent snow cover, along with those which have some man made snow, and those which are generally north facing should be fairly resilient - especially if skies stay clear. So Pre La Joux should do OK.

There remains a chance of some really very mild weather arriving for a time next week, which would be a worry, though some charts suggest a snowy end to the month - either way, it is going to be a nervy week next week as we look towards a potential opening weekend.



8.35am:

Bonjour from a chilly Chatel where the overnight temperatures have allowed snow making to take place, which is good news once again.


Prospects for the coming days continue to show a generally milder scenario developing, particularly as we head into next week. What we don't know yet is the extent of any potential foehn over the coming days and just how mild it will become... and how long any mild spell will last - however - if the latest models are to be believed, significant snowfall is off the menu for the time being.


More on this during an evening update.





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