Avalanche forecast for Hardanger Wednesday 2021-01-20

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

Avoid leeward slopes, wind deposited snow are covering persistent week layer. Beware of alarm signals like shooting cracks and collapsing snow.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones. Remote triggering is likely.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

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3 - Large
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

1 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southeast.
-15 °C to -8 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
11 mm precipitation, up to 21 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from southeast.
-11 °C to -7 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 800 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Hardanger / Kvinnherad

Snow

19.01.2021 kl. 21:41

674 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Vind frå søraust har lagt opp ein del snø i leformasjoner i motsatt sektor :) Her blyant-knivhard base med 40 cm ubunden snø over. Hunden "Fnugg" er middels engasjert.

Weather

No precipitation -1 °C 3 m/s from S ↑ 50% clouds Lite vind i låglandet - 6-7 m/s i høgda. Kaldere vêrtype samanlikna med i går. Minus 1 grad på ca 700 moh i ettermiddag. Klarvêr frå tysdag ettermiddag.

Snow Cover

60 cm in total No snowdrift Snow line at 100 masl. Layered snow begins at 600 masl Much loose snow (10-30cm) Dry

ObsID: 250908

Hardanger / Kvinnherad

Snow

18.01.2021 kl. 10:46

560 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

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Image 1 of 5 Of:  Weather Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps
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Image 2 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Utover fjorden. Fint skiføre der det ikkje er for ulendt med steiner osb.
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Image 3 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Oppover i terrenget frå ca 600 moh. Ser opp til ca 8-900 moh. Følger ein terrengformasjonane så vil ein finne lommer med fin snø nedover/oppover.
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Image 4 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Ein del snø i forsenkninger i terrenget. Meir avblåst på konvekser og rygger.
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Image 5 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Ligg litt meir snø i- og under skoggrensa enn over. Ein del avblåst oppover snaufjellet. Vestvendt.

Weather

Snow -0.5 °C 4 m/s from SW ↗ 100% clouds Har snøa med jamne mellomrom siste døger. Nedbør som snø frå ca 300 moh. Litt vind, men ikkje nok til at snøen vart flytta på der eg stod.

Snow Cover

50 cm in total 10 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 400 masl. Snow line at 100 masl. Layered snow begins at 700 masl Ein rask trimmetur så har lite ny info på snødekket sidan laurdag. Vil anta at det har falle 10-15 cm nysnø over 4-500 moh. Fuktig nedst, tørrere med stigande høgde. Snøa relativt store flak på ca 600 moh i dag.

ObsID: 250750

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.