Many of those who were in Andorra this past weekend, went to sleep and woke up finding that their car had disappeared and it is not that some brave dared to steal vehicles in the middle of a great snow storm, but that the snowfall had been so important, that in places like Ransol they had up to one meter of snow in one night.
The Ransol weather station had measured 97 centimeters. You have to go back to March 9, 2014 to find a similar situation.
However, you do have to go far back to find such a huge accumulated total for the month of December. According to the Diari d'Andorra, the Servei Meteorològic d'Andorra, which has statistically analyzed the data, has ensured that something like this has not been seen since the 1980s .
It was on December 19, 1980 when 108 cm was recorded. To find something similar, you have to go back to December 29, 1946, when there was already 110 cm of snow in December. The difference between the mentioned dates and now is that this time it hasn't stopped snowing. The weather predictions say that there is a good chance that the storms will continue, so it is expected to finally beat those numbers.
An average of 50 centimeters of new snow has been recorded in Andorra in the last days. While the ski resorts do a definitive lecture, which logically is now difficult to do, in Grandvalira they have already reached two meters of snow. In Ordino Arcalís they exceed the figure and go up to 210 cm, while in Vallnord they say that they are at 180 cm. Finally, the small Ski Canaro, at the foot of the road, has half a meter on its two slopes, according to data provided by infonieve.es
Data that will surely change once the mountain technicians have been able to review all their weather resorts. They are expecting to see a higher increase. In fact, it is said that more than three meters of snow will be presented. The situation, therefore, guarantees a white Christmas. there's now that much snow that it would be ideal if it stopped snowing.
One of the snowfall consequences has been the problems to move around in Andorra. The closure of the French border in Pas de la Casa has only made things worse. Although the snow affects, the main cause is the large number of vehicles that do not have the necessary equipment to circulate with snow.
On the other hand, the risk of avalanches continues to be very high, 5 out of 5 from Encamp, and 4 out of 5 in the central and southern part of Andorra.