Avalanche forecast for Indre Fjordane Friday 2019-01-18

3
Considerable
Published:

Be careful in lee areas with fresh storm slabs. A persistent weak layer of facets may also be triggered, especially where the snow cover is thin.

New snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avoid terrain traps and steep slopes until the new snow has stabilized. The avalanche problem is generally widely distributed on any steep slope with deep new snow. Look for cohesive new snow that breaks apart or is poorly bonded to the old snow. Cracks around your skis are a typical dangersign.
3 - Large
Low additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Avoid skiing in avalanche terrain (steep terrain more than 30 degrees and in runout zones). NB, remote triggering is likely. Make very conservative route choices, especially in unknown terrain, after snowfall and if temperatures rise. Identifying areas where the weak layer is present might be difficult and requires experience. Danger signs are whoumpf-sounds, cracking and recent avalanches. However, absence of signs does not mean it is safe.
3 - Large
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Partly cloudy.

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8 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from north.
-14 °C to -7 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: rB (Unknown)

i kommune: JØLSTER

Weather

Snow

4.0 grader

Snow cover

12 cm nysnø siste døgn

Rapportert av: Ronny@NVE (***)

i kommune: JØLSTER

Snow cover

0 cm snødybde

15 cm nysnø siste døgn

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Rapportert av: pmbakke@nortind (***)

i kommune: JØLSTER

Weather

Snow

-2.0 grader

Snow cover

7 cm nysnø siste døgn

Rapportert av: brit-siv@obskorps (***)

i kommune: FØRDE

Snow cover

5 cm nysnø siste døgn

Rapportert av: LarsO@nordfjordfhs (****)

i kommune: GLOPPEN

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse:

Weather

Snow

Snow cover

10 cm nysnø siste døgn

Rapportert av: brit-siv@obskorps (***)

i kommune: JØLSTER

Dangersign

No signs observed

Område: I dalen/fjorden. Beskrivelse: Lite tegn til ny vindtransport frå i går. Såg ingen ny skredaktivitet. Men fortsatt mykje laussnø tilgjengeleg for vindtransport dersom vindauke.

Weather

Snow

-7.0 grader

Snow cover

3 cm nysnø siste døgn

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Rapportert av: Vidar@obskorps (****)

i kommune: STRYN

Coloumn test

Medium

ECTN12@30cmQ3

Rapportert av: oholsen (Unknown)

i kommune: FØRDE

Coloumn test

Good

ECTN13@37cmQ2

Notes

Den gamle fokksnøen ser ut til å ha stabilisert seg, men snø tilgjengeleg for transport samt nysnø og auka vind frå N/NV har på nytt gitt pålagring av snø i leheng S/SØ. Det skya til og begynte å snø igjen under turen.

Weather

Snow

Rapportert av: oholsen (Unknown)

i kommune: FØRDE

Notes

5cm nysnø og vind frå N/NV har gitt pålagring av snø i S/SØ heng. Det var og litt snø tilgjengelg for vindtransport frå tidlegare. Litt snøføyk på observasjonstidspunktet.

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Vind frå 345 grader. Pålagring i S/SØ. 5cm nysnø siste døgnet.

Weather

No precipitation

-7.0 grader

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Rapportert av: rB (Unknown)

i kommune: JØLSTER

Weather

Not observed

-7.0 grader

Snow cover

8 cm nysnø siste døgn

The bulletin does not include a detailed text about the avalanche conditions. This is only given in Norwegian. Translate it using google translate if you like. The text result will be informative, and most likely amusing

For planning your trip and recognizing avalanche terrain, use maps.

Norway has 1:50 000 maps for the whole country. Maps can be bought at bookstores and sports shops, or printed from the net.

Visit www.ut.no for topographic maps online. For slope angle maps, see NGI slope angel maps ("helning" means slope angle).

Modelled snowpack and historic and current weather information can be found on the webpage senorge.no. This site uses information from the weather stations and interpolate values from the stations for gridded maps.

Detailed weather forecast can be found online at www.yr.no or www.storm.no. Yr.no is also in English, but the weather in text format is only given in Norwegian.