Avalanche forecast for Romsdal Tuesday 2019-02-12

3
Considerable
Published:

The wind is picking up and rotates to SW moderate gale. More precipitation is expected and temperature rises in the evening. This is giving a change to the situation. Persistent weak layers in the snow cover. Wet avalanches, mainly loose, may occur below 600 m a.s.l.

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
Spontaneous release
Some steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

Avoid avalanche release and run out areas. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously. Timing is important. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Many steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Keep distance to each other when traveling in avelanche terrain. NB, remote triggering is possible. 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 and cracking which means that you influence weak layers and should avoid avalanche terrain. However, absence of signs does not mean it is safe.
3 - Large
High additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

8 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from west., change to moderate gale from the southwest during the evening.
-10 °C to -2 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 600 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

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12 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from northwest.
-12 °C to -6 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. monday night.
Cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: Urpu@Romsdal (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avalanche activity

Few (2-5) 2 - Medium

Loose dry avalanche

Snow profile (2012)

Sørvendt 800.

104326

Snow profile (2012)

Nordvendt 800

104327

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

Varmen kom nå i ettermiddag . Snøruller i nysnøen Fra 6-500 og nedover

Snow profile

Antall Lag: 7

Total dybde: 125,00 cm

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Rapportert av: Urpu@Romsdal (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Weather

Snow

0.0 grader

Dangersign

Whumpf sound

Område: På dette stedet. Beskrivelse: Cirka 10-meters drønn , det er kantkorn under lett vindpåvirka nysnøen som kollapser.

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Rapportert av: Urpu@Romsdal (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Snow cover

130 cm snødybde

35 cm nysnø siste døgn

Weather

No precipitation

-1.0 grader

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Komt ytterlige 15-20 cm , totalt siste 2døgn 30-40 Cm

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Det ser ut til å ligge nokså ferske skredmasser på sør/sørøstvendt bratta.

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: GJEMNES

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: RAUMA

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: RAUMA

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Rapportert av: Urpu@Romsdal (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Weather

Snow

1.0 grader

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Komt 15 cm nysnø her ved fjorden, sannsynligvis mer i fjellet.

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Rapportert av: Urpu@Romsdal (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Avalanche evaluation

2 Moderate

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Snow cover

115 cm snødybde

5 cm nysnø siste døgn

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

Snow

-2.0 grader

Dangersign

No signs observed

Ingen spesielt .

Snow profile

Antall Lag: 6

Total dybde: 45,00 cm

Coloumn test

Medium

Not given@16cmQ2

Coloumn test

Medium

Not given@16cmQ2

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Rapportert av: OMH@VOLUNTARY (****)

i kommune: RAUMA

Avalanche evaluation

0 Not given

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of faceted snow above a crust

Notes

Snow cover

180 cm snødybde

2 cm nysnø siste døgn

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

Not observed

-1.0 grader

Dangersign

Other dangersign (specify)

Coloumn test

Good

CTN@0cmNot specified

Coloumn test

Good

ECTX@0cmNot specified

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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.