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PowderAlert 13 2020/21 | Ullr flexes its muscles again!

After the unsuccessful dress rehearsal in the training camp with alarm 12, Ullr is hopefully back in form and will bring us a good north or, at the beginning, northwest jam.

by Lars Oelmann 03/13/2021
All those who have not yet finished with winter after this messed-up corona season and the Spanish February with its firn tours will now be rewarded by Ullr for their loyalty.

It's going to be a cold and snowy week and it's unlikely to warm up even after the snowfall, so you might be able to enjoy Blue Bird and cold late winter powder at the weekend.

The loyal Conditions Reporters in the Black Forest can also hope for one last rebellion.

All "home office employees" can start waxing the thick slats for Tuesday and hang the firn gliders next to the Lodenjankerl again.

Alert period and areas

The alert period lasts until Thursday night or early morning and it snows throughout the entire period. It's snowing along the entire northern Alpine arc from northern France to distant Lower Austria. In the west, it starts earlier (now) and ends a little earlier.

The core is from northern Valais to the Arlberg, but there is enough for alerts and more everywhere.


Don't let the storm this Saturday unsettle you! It will remain very windy, but you should be able to find powder here and there further up because the current is slowly becoming gentler and from Sunday with the main precipitation it will no longer blow so hurricane-like. The covered drifts will then of course become critical.

This time, the biggest amounts come in the accumulation and not on the main ridge or behind it.

Snowfall limit

In the valleys. All the time. Get your Snorkels.

The crowds

Before everyone goes completely crazy and wants to book a compartment on the Hypetrain straight away: It won't be as crazy as in January when 1.5m fell in two days.

West of the Kern we'll get 60-90cm and even a meter in the potholes.

From the Nordwallis to the Arlberg it will be 100-130cm and in potholes even 150cm by Thursday morning, with the heaviest being through on Wednesday.

East of the Kern it will be 50-80cm and a little more in potholes. In the Salzkammergut or on the Nordkette, I wouldn't rule out a meter.

In the Black Forest, 40-60cm await the caravan of the brave on Tuesday/Wednesday. But dear Ewoks: I don't think you'll be able to feel comfortable in the forest just yet.

Where should I go?

Sunday I would just go for a leisurely tour in the fog on a higher meadow from 1200-1500m depending on the region and base and enjoy the return of winter. In the far west, you might be able to do more from the lift.

Monday you can get back into the trees and Tuesday should be THE day, as most of the snow comes overnight. Wednesday you can have fun where no one has been yet or enjoy the 20-30cm that will come.

From Thursday it is unclear whether, where and how much it will break up, but there may be bluebirds depending on the model.

Medium term

It will remain quite cold until the weekend. It is unclear whether there will be new snowfall then or whether this snowfall can be toured out in the sun for longer. Some models are also predicting a new northerly situation. In short: anything is possible, but thankfully it doesn't look like dry warmth.

Powder to the people! and for the oracle, who is also very happy!

Your oracle

Snow height prediction game

The prediction game takes place at Chüebodensee in Glarnerland. (Please write the Ch in your tip in the thread or here under the news!) Write your tip by Sunday, 14.3. 22:00 either here as a comment, or in the forum at contests.


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