Avalanche forecast for Hardanger Tuesday 2021-04-06

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Strong winds and more precipitation are expected. Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. A slab avalanche is possible to release where the wind deposited slabs are thin or soft. Weak layers of faceted snow exists at high altitudes.

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.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

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3 - Large
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Unlikely

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

6 mm precipitation.
Strong breeze from northwest.
-13 °C to -6 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 500 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
8 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from northwest.
-11 °C to -6 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Hardanger / Kvinnherad

Snow

05.04.2021 kl. 08:05

82 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Mot søraust.

Weather

Snow 0 °C 7 m/s from NW ↘ 98% clouds Meir vind i høgda. Vind frå nord-nordvest. Dreiande.

Snow Cover

Heavy snow drift 2 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 0 masl. Layered snow begins at 800 masl Some loose snow (1-10cm) Dry Litt nysnø til havnivå i natt. Tendens til kraftig snøfokk I fjellet.

ObsID: 265586

Hardanger / Kvinnherad

Snow

03.04.2021 kl. 11:31

559 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

Image Of Danger Sign
Image 1 of 2 Of:  Danger Sign Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Snøfokk frå topplatået av Melderskin.
Image Of Weather
Image 2 of 2 Of:  Weather Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps

Weather

No precipitation 1 °C 7 m/s from NW ↘ Kaldt og klart.

Snow Cover

Moderate snow drift

Danger Sign

Recent snowdrift Område: Generelt på fjellet. Skildring: Registrerer moderat til kraftig snøfokk I fjellet.

ObsID: 265359

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.