Skip to comments.Summer 2010 – Boy That Was Short! Snow Forecast For Alps Under 2000 Meters
Posted on 08/30/2010 1:31:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A cold blast of polar air has moved over central Europe, pushíng temperatures far below normal. Snow is forecast in the Alps at elevations as low as 1400 meters.
The following chart shows the forecast for the next 2 weeks. It shows that summer is finished for much of Europe. In fact, as mentioned above, the lower Alps are expected to get snowfall in the couple of days ahead. Continue reading below.
According to Snowfinder, its time to get your skis out. Snow is in the forecast at many ski resorts. At Mürren Schilthorn in Switzerland elev. 2360 meters, snow is forecast for early this week. The same is true for Kitzbühel in Austria at 2000 meters elevation.
Heck, even below 2000 meters snow is in the forecast, for example Steinplatte Waidring in Austria , which is only 1800 meters elevation. Maybe Nature will publish a study attributing it to global warming.
Update 1, August 30: Rain mixed with SNOW was reported on the Brocken summit, elevation 1141 meters, In north Germany this morning on north German NDR radio.
Update 2, August 30: Snow line has dropped to 1400m (below the 5000′ line) in the Alps. Heavy snow is in the forecast. See following chart (h/t: Reader Patagon):
Hot here in the Midwest today. Topped out at 93 degrees.
Northeastern Nevada. We had a frost warning last night and one for tonight. Had to cover the tomatoes and fire up the wood burner to keep the chill off.
In before the frozen Al Gore pics.
It’s gonna break by Thursday...70s/day—50s/night.
We had a local surface temp of 110F here in SW WI, yesterday, under a tent shelter w/open sides where my husband is building a boat.
It clouded up this afternoon and so, is cooler.
Early news from the farmer’s almanac is that we’re gonna get extra heavy snow this winter which is fine with me. Lots of snow generally means relatively warm temperatures.
I’ve seen snow in summer at 300 meters
Cooler out here by the Western Beach. currently at 70 degrees F...or 21 degrees celsius.
Elko? We lived there 5 years and remember Labor Day freezes and 4th of July snow. Great people but nasty and long winters. Time to take that late bass fishing trip to Ruby Lake.
59 degrees here in central Texas Saturday morning, 103 in the afternoon.
LOL, you got it! :)
My husband will be thrilled. NOT.
But, it does mean more moderate temperatures and it does keep
the frost from going too deep into the ground.
Snow on the mountain tops along the Wasatch Front today(Utah).
Seems like 2000 meters is a lot of snow. ;’)
Right now the world is experiencing a *huge* climate phenomenon, vastly more powerful than anything humans might do. Because the Sun is so quiet, surprising everyone, the thermosphere, the atmospheric “blanket” around the world, has contracted by a third.
The thermosphere *is* the Earth’s greenhouse effect. It both keeps radiation out, and keeps heat in. By contracting like it is doing, we are experiencing the *opposite* of a greenhouse effect.
This means that in summer, radiation will get through, heating up the place abnormally. And in winter, heat will escape back into space, and we will get quickly frozen. Weather extremes.
The two things that will directly happen are first, “Siberians”, Arctic winds, will swoop down on Europe and North America, bringing drastically colder temperatures and snow, directed by the jet stream.
Second, in the mid-latitudes, the ocean will unpredictably either absorb heat (la Nina), or give up heat (el Nino). This will change the amount of moisture in the air that will be available for precipitation coming from the South.
Things could still change if the Sun starts having more sunspots and other activity. So that needs to be watched as well.
Some of those lakes up in the Uintas would not have opened up till a few weeks ago.
I think you are misreading that,,,snow cover starts somewhere below the 2000 meter level..
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