Snowfan here reports how the ECMWF expects up to 3 meters of fresh snow in the Alps by the 7th of November.
Meanwhile, Joe Bastardi also sees signs that Europe’s winter will likely be a cold one (normal to below-normal)
First we look at snowfall for the Alps over the next 10 days:
Image cropped at Kachelmannwetter.
This would mean an early start to the ski season.
According to Snowfan, Europe in 2023 so far has been widespread wet and Northern Europe has been quite cold.
Winter to follow period of heavy precipitation
And at his latest Saturday Summary here, Joe Bastardi warns of a “major stratospheric warming event” shaping up over the Arctic for December, which “really ups the ante for the winter”.
As for Europe, heavy rains are forecast for the early part of November, and Joe thinks this is a signal for cold weather will follow, similar to 2009:
Cropped from WeatherBell
“I think the next 2 months, November and December, are below normal overall,” says Joe. “We got a cold winter for Europe this year.”
So stay tuned. Joe plans to present his next winter forecast update next Saturday.
In the meantime, my firewood is ready and dry.
This German meteorologist reports NOAA is forecasting a very mild 2023/24 winter. Who shall we believe?