In eastern Switzerland there should be half a meter of snow next week, including in the Alpstein.
Up to two meters of snow. That’s what should fall in neighboring Austria next week, on a large scale in Tyrol and in the Salzburg region. This is shown by current forecasts from various measuring stations.
The reason for this is a special weather situation, the so-called northern jam situation. Like traffic, weather is also congested—this occurs when the air meets an obstacle, in this case the mountains.
Will the snow roll also hit Switzerland? Yes! “There should be half a meter of snow in eastern Switzerland,” says Klaus Marquardt from Meteo News to Blick.
“That may bear it”
The flakes will probably fall from the sky on the eastern northern slope of the Alps, i.e. in the Glarner Alps, in Rätikon and in the Alpstein. And it’s still cold. From the middle to the end of next week, temperatures will be between -3 and 4 degrees for St. Gallen, between -2 and 7 degrees for Chur and between -1 and 5 degrees for Zurich. We could have the first snow as early as Monday. But it won’t really start until Wednesday.
With a view to the winter, which has had little snow so far, Marquardt says: “It may be tolerated.” As is well known, the ski slopes in the holiday resorts of Arosa GR and Andermatt UR, as well as Davos GR, Zermatt VS and Gstaad BE had to be artificially snowed. The slope operators had snow cannons installed at the locations mentioned. (twa)