There has been a ton of hype in social media this week about the approaching snow storm moving into the central Andes of Chile and Argentina with forecast numbers pushing the 8 foot mark. The main ski areas around Santiago, Chile and Las Lenas in Argentina have had a rough start of the 2015 ski season. While May was looking positive with early snowfall, June turned out to be one of the driest on record. Things have turned around in July and this weekend’s snowstorm is forecast to be one of the largest in recent history. Santiago is expecting 20% of it’s annual rainfall in over 2 days while some of the resorts could see record breaking 24 hour totals between late Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile Further South and into Patagonia
In the south, Nevados de Chillan is reporting 7 inches over night and snowing moderately with no wind. Patagonia looks good this weekend with fresh snow and blue skies and snow expected to return in the next days.
We expect to have an updated report on Monday as the weather is expected to clear for a few days until more snow moves in mid-week.