More than one meter (3 feet) of snow – Same Latitude as Northern Vermont and Central Maine U.S.
After a very mild March, snowfalls increased this weekend, including the Alps, eastern Massif Central and the Pyrenees.
“With up to 1 meter of snow locally, these falls of snow was unexpected by the professionals of tourism to this period of the year.”
Accumulations as of midmorning Monday:
Bessat (1200 meters), one reaches a meter of snow … an exceptional mass at this time of year.
Pilat Massif, eastern Pyrenees and Ariege: 1 meter of fresh snow on Monday morning!
In the Pyrenees, to the station Bonascre Saquet ( Ariège) a combination of snow reaches 1 meter at 1400 meters …
Massif Central: between 50 cm and 1 meter of snow above 1000 meters (Pilat and the Forez)
Alps between 10 and 50 cm depending on the sector to 1600 meters
Jura: between 10 and 20 cm above 1200 meters
Alsace: more than 10 cm above 1100 meters
Gourette, ski resort (closed) located 1400 meters high, 35 cm of fresh snow since Friday evening.
In Saint-Genest-Malifaux (950 meters), snow cover was approximately 70 cm by mid-morning.
Most snow for a mid-April (70 cm Bessat) in 2005 was largely fought today …
Font-Romeu (66), it fell 40 cm of snow since yesterday.
For the week: Repeated snowfalls throughout the week, lows continue to flow over northern Europe.
(Credit Google for these translations.)
Thanks to Ralph Fato for these links