Avalanche forecast for Finnmarkskysten Saturday 2021-01-16

Highest danger level per day:

Avoid avalanche terrain with newly deposited wind slabs. The wind slabs are overlying a persistent weak layer, and avalanches can therefor be easier to trigger and get bigger than if persistent weak layers were absent.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones where the avalanche problem is present. Remote triggering is possible.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd NB: Identifying the avalanche problem is very difficult.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

5 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from northwest.
-6 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
2 mm precipitation.
Strong breeze from northwest., change to breeze from the northwest during the evening.
-5 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Finnmarkskysten / Nordkapp / Finnmarkskysten


14.01.2021 kl. 18:54

290 masl

Nsala@NVE (***)

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Avalanche Problems

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust Within half a meter The collapsing weak layer is thin < 3 cm. A big and identifiable crystal in the weak layer. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW above 300 masl


No precipitation -3 °C 5 m/s from NW ↘ 100% clouds

Avalanche Danger Assessment

Det er meldt mildvær fra fredag, men det er usikkert om det påvirker kantkornlaget fra 3-400m og oppover

Snow Cover

No snowdrift Storm slab (soft slab) Dry 20cm fokksnø i forsenkninger og bak rygger. 5cm på plasser hvor det er flatt. Ellers avblåst ned til bakken, spesielt i sydlig eksposisjon. Det observeres ett tydelig kantkornlag under skare, generelt i fjellet over 300moh. Krystallene har fasetter, men klarte ikke å observere stepp eller 120 grader. Laget var heller ikke så luftig, men svært sprøtt

ObsID: 249195

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.