Long-range weather forecast for Winter 2010/11 predict heavy snowfall for French Alps
Friday 24, September 2010
Chamonix ski chalet Maison Jaune has just released its long-range weather forecast for Winter 2010/11 for the French Alps prediicting an early start to the ski season and abundent snow for higher ski resorts such as Chamonix, Tignes, Val d'Isere.
Chamonix ski chalet Maison Jaune has just released its long-range weather forecast for Winter 2010/11 for the French Alps. http://www.maison-jaune.com
The latest information appears to predict a “La Nina” and positive “North Atlantic Oscillation” (NAO+) which would forecast a colder than normal start to the season (which is great for freezing the ground so the first snowfall sticks) followed by a mild, wet winter which normally brings abundant snow to the higher ski resorts, such as Chamonix, Val d'Isere, Tignes.
Last season was an El Nino and NAO- which resulted in the coldest UK winter in 30 years with 7 consecutive days where the temperature did not exceed zero degrees celsius.
Previous winters with La Nina and NAO+ include winters with heavy snowfalls of 1951, 1972, 1976 and 1999, (the year of the Montroc avalanche), and 2000.
View the complete forecast and explanations here
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