Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Saturday 2019-01-19


Localized snow shower can form wind and storm slabs that can be easy to trigger. Use great caution in avalanche terrain.

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

What are avalanche problems?

6 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from northwest.
-16 °C to -9 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
1 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southeast., change to fresh breeze from the northwest during the evening.
-16 °C to -12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.

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.