Avalanche forecast for Indre Troms Saturday 2021-05-22

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Conditions for wet avalanches. Be careful in areas where the snowpack is wet or soaking. Wet slabs could release on deep persistent weak layers.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid staying for a longer period in terrain steeper than 30 degrees. Avoid also runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow above a crust

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4 - Very large
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose 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)

0-3 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-4 °C to 3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

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Little to no precipitation.
Breeze from northeast, changing to breeze from the east during the afternoon.
-7 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Indre Troms / Balsfjord

Snow

20.05.2021 kl. 10:45

980 masl

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Avalanche Problems

Loose snow Easy to trigger 2 - Medium N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW above 400 masl

Wet slab avalanche Buried weak layer of faceted snow above a crust Over one meter A big and identifiable crystal in the weak layer. Difficult to trigger 4 - Very large N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW above 900 masl

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Lett å løse ut våte løssnøskred i brattheng. Påregn naturlig utløste våte skred i solvendte sider. Fare for skavlbrekk som kan medføre større våte flakskred høyt i fjellet. Der snødekket er tykt høyt i fjellet kan det gå svært store flakskred i gamle intakte svake lag. Forecast correct

Snow Cover

125 cm in total No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Layered snow begins at 800 masl Wet loose snow Moist

Weather

No precipitation 8 °C 0 m/s Overskyet, stille

Avalanche Activity

20. May. 0-6 (+02:00) Loose wet avalanche Few (2-5). 1 - Small. Spontaneous release Specific steep slopes. E, SE, S, SW, W. Above 600 masl

Snow Profile

30 cm 4F MFcr 3 mm W, 95 cm 1F RG M Våt eller fuktig snø hele veien, ingen ustabil lagdeling

ObsID: 273864

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.