Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Thursday 2019-02-14

2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful in with newly deposited wind slabs.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited 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.
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

6 mm precipitation, up to 13 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from south., change to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening.
-11 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 400 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

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0 mm precipitation.
Strong breeze from southeast., change to fresh breeze from the south during the evening.
-13 °C to -7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: Ingrid@NVE (*****)

i kommune: ALTA

Single avalanche

Not given

Not given

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: ALTA

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KVALSUND

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Rapportert av: Martin (Unknown)

i kommune: LOPPA

Notes

Mye snø som flyttes, overflaten varierer fra myk vindpakka til hard beroende på hur vinden tar. Det begynner o dannes reaktive flak i små testheng og det er fortsatt mye snø tillgenglig for transport.

Avalanche problems

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Mye snøtransport

Dangersign

Recently made cracks

Område: På dette stedet. Beskrivelse: Lokal sprekkdannelse der snøen laster inn, ca 10-20cm dype.

Weather

No precipitation

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Rapportert av: Bergsfjordlodge (Unknown)

i kommune: LOPPA

Snow cover

Weather

Not observed

-1.0 grader

Rapportert av: stian@forsvaret (***)

i kommune: LOPPA

Snow cover

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Lite flakskred i testheng, 8meter bredt, 15cm bruddkant på det tykkeste. Flak dannet av fersk vindtransportert snø. Brudd gått i løs fokksnø

Weather

No precipitation

-2.0 grader

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KVALSUND

Avalanche evaluation

2 Moderate

Rapportert av: jonas@obskorps.hammerfest (***)

i kommune: HAMMERFEST

Avalanche evaluation

1 Low

Snow cover

45 cm snødybde

10 cm nysnø siste døgn

Avalanche problems

Loose snow

Dangersign

No signs observed

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Coloumn test

Not given

ECTX@0cmNot specified

Weather

No precipitation

-4.0 grader

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: KVALSUND

Avalanche evaluation

2 Moderate

Rapportert av: Martin (Unknown)

i kommune: LOPPA

Notes

Tur til tverrfjellet. Myk fokksnø ca F på solid vindskare de fleste plasser. Vinden har flyttet snøen fra noen ryggformasjoner, men det var ikke noe reaktiv flakdanning som vi kunde se.

Snow cover

0 cm snødybde

0 cm nysnø siste døgn

Coloumn test

Good

ECTX@0cmNot specified

Weather

Not observed

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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.