Avalanche forecast for Finnmarkskysten Friday 2020-05-15

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

Strong wind and new snow leads to unstable conditions and possible natural avalanche activity. Avoid areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: Aviod terrain steeper than 30 degrees with fresh wind slabs and runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Likely

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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1 - Small
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

12 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Breeze from southwest., change to gale from the northwest during the afternoon.
-7 °C to -3 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

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10 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from west., change to fresh breeze from the south during the evening.
-6 °C to -3 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Finnmarkskysten / D2003(55440) Nordkapp 2016-2021

Snow

15.05.2020 kl. 22:22

239 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Liten skredfare (vurdert fra veg). Snøen har satt sæ.. Uforandret skredfare neste døgn: Natte frost.

ObsID: 235799

Finnmarkskysten / D2003(55440) Nordkapp 2016-2021

Snow

14.05.2020 kl. 22:52

239 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Liten skredfare (vurdert fra veg). Snøen har satt sæ å det e natte frost. Uforandret skredfare neste døgn: Ingen regn.

ObsID: 235689

Finnmarkskysten / D2003(55440) Nordkapp 2016-2021

Snow

13.05.2020 kl. 22:32

239 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Liten skredfare (vurdert fra veg). Frost . Minkende skredfare neste døgn: Snøen har satt seg.

ObsID: 234543

Finnmarkskysten / Porsanger / Finnmarkskysten

Snow

13.05.2020 kl. 19:01

183 masl

Johan@obskorps (*)

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Danger Sign

No signs observed

Tests

LBT@26cmQ2 Stor tilleggsbelastning.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Der finnes fortsatt fokksnø i høyden, men denne har fått stabilisert seg noe, og er vanskelig å påvirke. Det kan forventes naturlig utløste løssnøskred i sørlige heng. Faregraden vil øke med meldt sterk vind og med nedbør. Forecast correct

Avalanche Problems

Loose wet avalanche Loose snow Spontaneous release 2 - Medium SE, S, SW

Dry slab avalanche Buried weak layer of new snow Within half a meter Difficult to trigger 3 - Large SE, S, SW

Snow Cover

No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 0 masl Wind slab (hard slab) Dry Fortsatt veldig mye snø og lite har smeltet siste uke. Topper og områder ned tynt snødekke er smeltet frem. Er her snøfall og vind har det bygget seg opp snø i heng i sørlige himmelretninger.

Weather

No precipitation 4 °C 2 m/s from N ↓ 10% clouds Har vært nattefrost hele uken. Snøbyger mandag og vind fra nordlig retning.

Snow Profile

26 cm P RG D, 3 cm I MFcr, 53 cm 1F MF 2 mm/3 mm 0 °C @ 0 cm, 0 °C @ 8 cm

ObsID: 234542

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.

For slope angle maps, download the app Varsom Regobs on App Store | Google Play or see our slope angle map at senorge.no ("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.