JANE'S SNOW FORECAST DISCUSSION
The last part of this big system moves through today. Expect persistent snow through the day and night. It is cold enough for snow to fall down to 800 metres, lowering even further to 600 metres tonight. The persistent snow breaks to snow showers early Saturday then dries up in the afternoon. We've already seen as much as 70cm from this, and there is still 5 to 15 cm left to fall.
The weekend brings light winds under a high, and Sunday is completely dry.
A weakening low passes by on Monday. This has a pool of cold air, but its quick and lacking moisture, so we'll see around 5cm of snow (to 1400 metres).
We take a break on Tuesday, warming a little, then the next cold front moves through on Wednesday. It's strong but may be limited by the high to our northwest. Again, around 5cm of snow.
Thursday and Friday should be dry with a high overhead.
Friday - Persistent snow, down to 800 metres, heavy at times in the morning. Breezy to strong winds.
Saturday - Snow showers, mainly over southern resorts, mainly in the morning. Light winds.
Sunday - Dry with lots of sunshine (high cloud building later). Light winds.
Monday - A burst of snow, down to 1400 metres. Breezy.
Tuesday - Dry. Moderate winds.
2017 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK
ISSUED: MONDAY MAY 29 2017
My summary of what could influence this years snow season, discussing the main drivers of our weather systems, and how much or little of these variables we may see this year.
Every weather system that pushes across the alps and brings us snow has three main variables: moisture, energy and temperature. Let's see how these look this year.