• The Chatel Snow Report

30/01/2021: Today's Updates...

Update 8.00am:

Now that it is light, there is a bit of fresh snow visible on the trees just above the village - at about 1400m.

Update 6.40am:

Bonjour from Chatel.

Yesterday saw showery rain in the village, with some sleet and graupel too, as well as some flakes of snow. The thaw of lying snow continued at lower elevations.

The relatively mild spell continues today with some further spells of rain and snow.

Below is another look at the hi-res Arome model's view of where the 0c isotherm will be - with the snow/rain boundary often about 300m below this figure (+/- 150m), though the snow can come down lower under some circumstances in periods of heavier precipitation.

The message this morning is that a bit of snow could come down as low as the village later, if there is still some precipitation knocking about.

0c Isotherm Level Today

1825m at 10am

1836m at 1pm

1797m at 2pm

1608m at 5pm

1473m at 9pm

1404m at midnight.

Not much precipitation is expected during the daytime tomorrow, with the freezing level rising to about 1800m. After the chance of a snowfall on Sunday night and Monday, the trend looks as though it will be an increasingly mild one next week.

Most updates and photos this season are posted on the WhatsApp members group

Link to the page which tracks the snowfalls in Chatel over the season:

Chatel Snowfall Measurements

The lifts on the ski area are closed until further notice.

Bars, restaurants and cafes are expected to remain closed until further notice (takeaway services allowed).

Although confinement has ended in France - an overnight curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am.

Private gatherings indoors should be kept to a maximum of 6 adults according to advice from the French government.

Travel between regions in France is allowed.

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Update: 1.30pm: Overnight snowfall brought up to 6cm to the village - with less on other surfaces and alot of it has now thawed at this elevation. It was interesting to see more snow a few miles away