Avalanche forecast for Jotunheimen Wednesday 2019-02-13

3
Considerable
Published:

Complex conditions. Be careful in areas with fresh wind deposited snow. There may be pockets with a persistent weak layer beneath the wind depposited snow.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avoid steep (more than 30 degrees) areas with fresh wind deposited snow, especially convex terrain. An avalanche is easier to trigger where wind slabs are thin or soft. Look for areas where the wind recently has deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Remember that local wind effects will cause variation in where the wind slabs occur.
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Many 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.
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

3 mm precipitation, up to 9 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from west., change to moderate gale from the southwest.
-9 °C to -3 °C at 1800 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1100 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
2 mm precipitation, up to 8 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from northwest., change to moderate gale from the southwest during the afternoon.
-13 °C to -6 °C at 1800 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: Fjellboms (Unknown)

i kommune: VANG

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Rapportert av: Fjellboms (Unknown)

i kommune: VANG

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

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Rapportert av: Fjellboms (Unknown)

i kommune: VANG

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Incident

Gikk over vei mens veien var stengt.

Did not affect anything

Single avalanche

3 - Large

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

3 - Large

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

2 - Medium

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

3 - Large

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: paul@wyssen (***)

i kommune: VANG

Single avalanche

2 - Medium

Dry slab avalanche

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.