• The Chatel Snow Report

20/12/2019: Today's Updates... Day 9 Of The 2019/20 Season...

Updated: Dec 21, 2019


The precipitation has eased since the last update and no snow fell in the village, though there should be some useful accumulations to check on higher up in the morning.

Next update - very early tomorrow...


Snow has been reported to be falling towards the bottom of the PLJ area, however, it is still falling as rain in the village.


Rain has been falling on the lower half of the ski area this afternoon, with the snow/rain limit very slowly moving down, however, it is still quite a way above the village at the moment. Some of the precipitation has been heavy. Snow/rain limit approximately at 1600m at the moment.


Wind is an issue on the ski area today and there are some hints of a foehn effect coming and going this morning too, with the temperature at our location in the village leaping up to 9c under cloudy skies.

Here's a couple of views...


Bonjour from Chatel... air temperatures have remained above 0c overnight with ground temperatures low enough for a touch of frost and the snowpack should have seen another re-freeze under what appears to be fairly clear skies, however, there is alot of wind higher up. This wind could be an issue this morning, and could bring a hint of a foehn influence too.

All eyes then turn to the precipitation events of later today, and during the second half of the weekend. It looks like the models overnight have continued their to-ing and froing...

...more info on this will be posted on today's forecast page at... http://www.chatelweb.com/chatel_snow_forecast.php - which should be online around 8am, followed by further updates on this page today.

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