In Switzerland, fell in the month of January partial record amounts of snow. And meteorologists are already announcing again up to a metre of new snow. For the winter sports holiday from the end of January until mid-March so that should be be.
In Eastern Switzerland and Grisons in January have brought huge amounts of snow, well-balanced SRF Meteo on Thursday. In Davos, for example, were on 15. January 1.40 meters of snow, which was in the middle of January record. Also, the 1.58 meters of snow at the same time in Samnaun meant record for the Season.
In the South, it was at the same time dust-dry. To the South of the Alps, January was the warmest since the start of the measurements. However, the Ticino is now to get a lot of snow. According to the private weather service, Meteonews up to 30 inches of new snow by Saturday morning in the Ticino.
avalanche danger is rising again
Also in the West of Switzerland, there is likely to be in slightly higher layers of a few inches of snow On the Jura mountains and the Alps, the quantities for the part are significantly greater, in the Engadine, and even in some places can expect up to a metre of new snow.
So the avalanche danger beginning Friday rises in the Western lower Valais, on the danger level 4 out of 5 (by large). The latest Bulletin of the Institute for snow and avalanche research (SLF) warned on Wednesday evening due to strong to stormy winds prior to the accident-prone snow drift accumulations.
Otherwise, considerable avalanche danger (level 3) for the time being widely used. Because the rainfall shift on Saturday in the East, is obtained from the lukmanier pass into the Münstertal, and if need be, the hazard level of 4.
High traffic is likely to be sufficient snow expected revenue
For the winter sports holiday. The Federal roads office (Astra) is expected due to the holiday in Switzerland and in neighbouring countries by the end of January to mid-March, for example, on the access roads to the Bernese Oberland, the Grisons and in the Valais side valleys, especially at weekends with high traffic.
During the week in addition to the professional and commuter traffic will continue to intensify the operation on the highways. Also in the car loading stations, in particular, is expected on the weekends with wait times.
according to Astra, Who is in the cold Season, on the road, had to contend with snow, ice and thick fog, and his manner of driving accordingly. From accidents, you can protect yourself with the recommended winter gear.
Created: 31.01.2019, 21:35 PM