Avalanche forecast for Jotunheimen Friday 2021-12-03

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful in areas with fresh wind deposited snow. There may be pockets with a persistent weak layer beneath the wind depposited snow.

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

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
High additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

5-9 mm precipitation.
Precipitation as snow.
Strong breeze from northwest.
-22 °C to -9 °C at 1800 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
2-4 mm precipitation.
Precipitation as snow.
Fresh breeze from southeast, changing to moderate gale from the southeast during the evening.
-27 °C to -14 °C at 1800 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Jotunheimen / Skjåk

Snow

03.12.2021 kl. 13:12

1230 masl

Hallgeir@NVE (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Hallgeir@NVE

Snow Cover

Surface hoar on a hard surface

ObsID: 279116

Jotunheimen / Skjåk

Snow

03.12.2021 kl. 12:54

1144 masl

Hallgeir@NVE (***)

Image Of Danger Sign
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Danger Sign Copyright:  Hallgeir@NVE

Danger Sign

Other danger sign (specify) Område: I denne fjellsida. Skildring: Mange skavler i austvendte heng

ObsID: 279110

Jotunheimen / Skjåk

Snow

03.12.2021 kl. 12:41

1056 masl

Hallgeir@NVE (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Hallgeir@NVE

Snow Cover

No snowdrift 5 cm new snow Storm slab (soft slab) Dry

ObsID: 279106

Jotunheimen / Vang

Snow

30.11.2021 kl. 21:05

1165 masl

Leif@ObsKorps (*****)

Weather

No precipitation Sur vind og vindtransport av nysnøen fra i natt ved Tyinstølen i ettermiddag.

Avalanche Observation

30. Nov 18:05 Dry slab avalanche 1 - Small Human triggered E-facing Avalanche release at 1180 masl and ended at 1144 masl Buried weak layer of new snow 15 cm high and 20 m wide fracture Steep slope Brattheng Tyinstølen Fikk beskjed om skiløperutløst skred ved Tyinstølen i kveld. Usikker på str. Da det er mørkt. Ingen skredtatt. Anslått minst 20m bredt og bruddkant på ca 15cm. Str 1 antagelig men kan være større. Løsnet oppå skaren. Ganske sikkert nedføyket kald, ubunden løssnø oppå skaren. Tydeligvis tuchy snødekke. Sprakk opp lenger rundt skredet og i henget.

Snow Cover

Some snow drift 8 cm new snow

ObsID: 278720

Jotunheimen / Skjåk

Snow

30.11.2021 kl. 13:10

907 masl

Jens@SVV (*****)

Image Of Weather
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Weather Copyright:  Jens@SVV Comment:  Sørvendt side

Weather

No precipitation -16 °C 0 m/s 20% clouds Om lag 10 cm nysnø. Lite vindpåverka, men ser spor i terrenget etter ein trekk frå vest. Snøen ligg på trea heilt opp i tregrensa. Tynt snødekke og oppstikkande terreng til topps

ObsID: 278669

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.