Today's Updates: 01/12/2019...
The trip up was a bit of a slushy and soaking one, but the snow line isn't too far away from the village, with settling snow from around 1450m upwards. Below that, there was wet snow falling down to 1300m, with rain and sleet below that. Since the trip was made, there are again some wet flakes of snow mixed in with the rain at around 1200 as this update is being typed. Photos below from about 1440m.
Once again today, it is the areas above 1500m /1600m that have really benefited from the snowfall, with the very lowest slopes mostly missing out again. Some further rain and snow is expected this evening, though again, it looks like being a marginal affair for the village, with the settling snow line potentially remaining in a similar area to what was found this afternoon - though it could come down a little bit in any heavier bursts of precipitation.
Unless the situation changes this evening, the next post will be an early update tomorrow (7am-ish is the plan) and also the daily snow forecast page update at approx 8am.
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The snow / rain limit has headed in the wrong direction... ie upwards - so going to go and try and find it!
A mix of rain, sleet and wet snow in the village now, with the snow on the ground turning to slush at 1200m. A short distance above the village, the snow will still be accumulating. Hopefully, a trip will be made higher up later this afternoon.
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Snow has been falling steadily in the village since the last update, however, at our location at about 1170m, it is very wet snow, so not much more than a cm has accumulated. A little bit higher up and the story should be very different with several cm's likely already and our morning forecast the the 1800m elevation may be surpassed today. The snow should also be accumulating on the lower sections at PLJ, which should help to widen the piste down to the bottom of the Pierre Longe.
No photos yet as it's a bit of a pea souper!
The snow has arrived and is settling.
8.20am: Bonjour from a misty Chatel!
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Updates will be posted on here through the day, as some snow is expected... but how much?
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