Here is a look at Europe’s Winter Weather Forecast for the 2011 – 2012 Ski Season. According to NOAA the winter will be cooler with more snowfall then last season but not the massive snow season many europeans have been hoping for. 

Mid month CFS probability forecast round up… 

- Colder than average for the season earlier in winter.
- Drier than average throughout the season in the south.
- Becoming warmer and drier than average for the season towards spring

Pre season (October, November, December). 

Scotland- Colder than average. Looking drier than average.
Western Alps – Average ahead of colder than average, average precipitation.
Eastern Alps – Average and average.
Southern French Alps/North East Italy – Average temperature and drier than average.

Early Winter (November, December, January). 

Scotland – Colder than average, drier than average.
Western Alps – Colder than average, drier than average.
Eastern Alps – Colder than average, drier than average.
Southern French Alps/North East Italy – Colder than average, drier than average.

Winter (December, January, February). 

Scotland – Average ahead of colder, average precipitation.
Western Alps – Average and average.
Eastern Alps – Colder than average, average ahead of drier than average.
Southern French Alps/North East Italy -Average ahead of colder than average, drier than average.

Late Winter (January, February, March) 

Scotland – Warmer than average, average precipitation.
Western Alps – Warmer than average temperatures, average precipitation.
Eastern Alps – Average temperature, drier than average
Southern French Alps/North East Italy – Average temperature ahead of warmer than average, drier than average.

Early Spring (February, March, April) [initial two runs] 

Scotland – Warmer than average, drier than average.
Western Alps – Warmer than average, drier than average.
Eastern Alps – Warmer than average, drier than average.
Southern French Alps/North East Italy – Warmer than average, drier than average.
Temperature

IRI temp OND

Precipitation

IRI precip OND

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3 Comments

  1. Katie says:

    Heading to Chamonix in Feb. hopefully there will be more snow then last season.

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  2. B says:

    Looks pretty grim, nothing above avg, warm late winter

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