Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Friday 2019-05-17

2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful in areas with wind deposited snow in the mountains. The temperature is expected to increase in the mountains during the day which can gradually increase the danger for wet avalanches, be therefore also careful in steep terrain where the snow has become soft or wet.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

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.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow 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.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

10 mm precipitation, up to 17 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from west., change to fresh breeze from the northwest during the evening.
-4 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
3 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from west.
-3 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 600 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / KVÆNANGEN

Snow

17.05.2019 kl. 20:00

751 masl

Johannes@obskorps (***)

Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Johannes@obskorps Comment:  Pilene viser hvor skredet starter og stopper.

Notes

Ellers begynte snøen å bli ganske grovkornet opp mot 800moh. Deler av regionen har hatt litt klarvær som hjelper på.

Avalanche Activity

17. May. During the day Loose wet avalanche One (1). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release Isolated steep slopes. SE. Above 800 masl Trolig et skavelbrudd som løste et middels til stort (lengden på skredet er stor, men bredden er middels) våt løsnøskred mens vi sto på toppen av Laslettinden.

ObsID: 194913

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.