Winter comes to Andermatt, N. Ticino

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Up to 70cm of snow expected across swath of high mountain areas ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Andermatt is not the place to be this weekend unless you really aren’t ready to say farewell to snow. MeteoSwiss has issued a danger 3 “serious risk” alert for a large Alpine area that stretches from north of this military […]

Weekend, spring slipping in the door

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Weather in the region will start to feel more springlike this weekend, with the heavy showers and thunderstorms of late Thursday giving way to sunshine. Friday’s sharp blue skies around Lake Geneva are a bonus, as the national weather service, MeteoSwiss, announced rain gradually giving way to sunshine late Friday and Saturday. […]

Swiss weekend weather and what’s on, 22-24 March 2013

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Spring is inching closer, as anyone who steps outside Friday will notice (a high of 14C is expected in Geneva, so don’t eat that sandwich at the desk – go outside!). But keep those warm clothes handy because the temperature will start to drift down again Saturday, when rain is forecast for […]

Alpine light show for earlybirds

Dawn in the Swiss and Italian Alps, over the Rhone river valley, 5 March 2013

Dawn over the Rhone River valley and the peaks where cantons Valais, Uri, and Ticino meet Italy: a magnificent 5 March light show from 06:50 to 07:03 that dwindled down, two hours later, to a gray day with wild, warming foehn winds battering the valley. Weather for today Sion in Valais is expected to reach […]

Schwyz police hunt for 3 after avalanche

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Unclear if group is missing GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Police in canton Schwyz called out a team of two Rega helicopters, four avalanche dogs and 40 rescuers Sunday afternoon and evening 3 March 2013 to look for three people sighted as lost in an avalanche that struck the Laui area of the Fronalpstock. The rescuers, using […]

Weekend winter sports weather forecast

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Bundle up if you’re heading out to ski or sled this weekend, with temperatures struggling to get above 0C during the day and dipping to -8 in most regions at night. The Valais Alps will have slightly more sunshine than other areas during a weekend of mixed weather: some cloudiness, snow flurries, […]

Swiss weekend winter sports and weather: 15-17 February 2013

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Snow followed by sun with temperatures remaining cold enough for the snow to stay: a good skiing weekend is promised by the national weather service, MeteoSwiss. Expect snow to continue in Alpine areas until Friday afternoon, gradually clearing skies and sunshine for Saturday through Monday. Temperatures will range from lows of -4 […]

Swiss weekend weather and winter sports, 8-10 February 2013 – brrrrr!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Be sure to take your gloves and hat when you step outside this weekend, with temperatures dipping in many areas in Switzerland. Alpine areas above 1,000 can expect highs below 0C (high of -5C in Zermatt) and lows of -10C to -15. Snow flurries are forecast Friday during the day in much […]

Skiers alert: high avalanche warnings, unstable weather

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Winter sports fans beware, the avalanche risk is now at 4 out of 5, “very high”, in a large area from around Verbier to east of Crans-Montana. Changeable weather, with sudden temperature drops and snow expected today, with high winds in some areas, are part of the picture. Warmer temperatures the past […]

Swiss weather and winter sports weekend 1-3 February 2013

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Plenty of snow up in those hills! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss and French resorts say the season is going well, with plenty of snow on the slopes, and more on the way. The first February weekend, with slightly longer days, promises to be a cocktail of rain and cold bise winds around Lake Geneva and […]