Avalanche forecast for Lyngen Monday 2018-05-21

2
Moderate
Published:

Wet avalanches can release in steep terrain. Persistent weak layers can be triggered at high elevations due to rain and high temperatures.

Wet slab avalanches

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

Avoid staying for a longer period in avalanche release and run out areas. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Timing is important.
Slab avalanche
3 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Loose wet avalanches

Loose snow

Be careful in avalanche release and runout areas. Avoid skiing in terrain traps. Timing is important. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously.
Loose snow avalanche
2 - Small
Spontaneous release
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

10 mm precipitation, up to 18 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from southwest.
-3 °C til 3 °C on 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 900 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
15 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from southwest., change to gale from the southwest during renoon.
-5 °C til 5 °C on 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1800 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

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.