Avalanche forecast for Nord-Troms Friday 2019-01-18

2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Especially where the wind deposited slabs are thin or soft, a slab avalanche is easier to trigger here. A persistent weak layer is present deep in the snowpack, but locked by strong crust layers.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Be careful and keep distance to each other in steep (above 30 degrees) terrain 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.
3 - Large
High additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

1 mm precipitation.
Calm/light breeze from south., change to breeze from the northwest during the evening.
-18 °C to -12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
1 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southeast., change to breeze from the southeast during the afternoon.
-19 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: jan arild@obskorps (*****)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avalanche evaluation

2 Moderate

Snow cover

5 cm nysnø siste døgn

Snow profile (2012)

5 cm F nysnø/ 1cm P MF/ 6 cm 4F RG/ 1 cm p MF/ 5 cm F-4F begynnende kantkorn/ 30 cm 1F-p gammel smelteomvandlet snødekke. Profil tatt over konveks NV brattheng på 800 moh

100642

Snow profile (2012)

100643

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Dangersign

No signs observed

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Rapportert av: jan arild@obskorps (*****)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Snow cover

120 cm snødybde

4 cm nysnø siste døgn

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Rapportert av: jan arild@obskorps (*****)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Weather

No precipitation

-7.0 grader

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Weather

No precipitation

-4.0 grader

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Dangersign

No signs observed

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Weather

Snow

-3.0 grader

Dangersign

No signs observed

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KÅFJORD

Weather

No precipitation

-4.0 grader

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Dangersign

No signs observed

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KVÆNANGEN

Dangersign

No signs observed

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KVÆNANGEN

Dangersign

No signs observed

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.