Mt d'Arbois - 25/04/19

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Mt Blanc Valley Weather - 3 Day Forecast

High 1028hpa, North Cape to Black Sea. Low 988hpa west close to Ireland, related to an altitude cold drop currently west of the Bay of Biscaye. This pattern causes south to southwest stream high up, strong or near gale at times this Thursday, and still loaded with mediterranean humidity. Fhn resumed moderate; it might increase to strong early in the afternoon, and until arrival of the active cold front expected overnight. The latter will be quickly crossing over the Alpine Range west to east and will be followed by an extended maritime polar air tail that will be maintained by the slow moving cold drop. This will cause cold and changeable condition, with wintry showers until Sunday morning.
TODAY - THURSDAY APRIL 25
Fairly sunny at first, then mainly cloudy‑ fairly strong fhn gale highup
SKY CONDITION : partly cloudy or cloudy at times in the morning ‑ becoming mostly cloudy over the afternoon hours ‑ thickening cloud patches running over from south. Period of sunshine close to 55%.
PRECIPITATION : none until nightfall.
WIND - ground level : fhn from NE ‑ moderate ‑ strong at times early in the afternoon, decreasing later.
WIND - mid mountain : SW moderate ‑ S moderate to strong at times early in the afternoon.
WIND - high mountain : SW near gale.
TEMPERATURE : low +6C - high +18C.
ISOTHERM 0C : 2600 ‑> 2800 ‑> 2700 m.
ISOTHERM -10C : 4300 ‑> 4100 m.
OVERNIGHT
Bad weather ‑ fairly heavy rain at times‑ strong wind high up
SKY CONDITION : mostly cloudy, then overcast.
PRECIPITATION : probably starting up by nightfall, moderate, or fairly heavy at times ‑ rain‑snow limit towards 2000m, dropping towards 1400‑1500m ‑ expected snowfall towards 2300m: 20‑30cm, windblown.
WIND - aloft : SW strong to gale force ‑> S moderate.
TEMPERATURE : low +4C.
FRIDAY APRIL 26
Active cold tail follows the front‑ snowlikelyintheUpper Valley
SKY CONDITION : mostly cloudy on the whole ‑ fleeting sunny spells towards the middle of the day. Period of sunshine close to 15%.
PRECIPITATION : frequent and locally heavy shower early in the morning, becoming light and scattered ‑ rain‑snow limit dropping towards 1300m ‑ expected snowfall towards 2300m: 5‑10cm, windblown.
WIND - aloft : S moderate ‑> SW light ‑> NW moderate.
TEMPERATURE : low +5 C - high +12C.
SATURDAY APRIL 27
Cool and unstable weather some sunny spells evening shower windy high up
SKY CONDITION : mostly cloudy ‑ cloudy with sunny spells at times, towards the middle of the day. Period of sunshine close to 25%.
PRECIPITATION : wintry showers in the afternoon, locally moderate ‑ rain‑snow limit towards 1100m at times.
WIND - aloft : NW moderate to strong ‑> WNW strong.
TEMPERATURE : dropping.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK UNTIL TUESDAY APRIL 30 2019

Sunday : cool and still unstable often mainly cloudy with showers in the morning, fleeting sunny spells later fairly strong northwest wind high up. Monday: variable dry sunny spells in the morning getting noticeably milder ‑ northwest still fairly strong high up, decreasing. Tuesday: uncertain ‑ somehow floppy ‑ fairly sunny ‑ mild with some cloud increase in the afternoon.

Forecast reliability : poor.