Avalanche forecast for Nord-Troms Sunday 2019-03-10

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Use caution on slopes loaded with wind slabs after snow storm earlier this week. Large avalanches is not very likely but can in some cases be triggered by high additional loads. 

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Be careful and keep distance to each other in steep (above 30 degrees) terrain with fresh wind deposited snow, especially convex terrain. An avalanche is easier to trigger where wind slabs are thin or soft. Look for areas where the wind recently has deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Remember that local wind effects will cause variation in where the wind slabs occur.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

Read more about the avalanche problem
3 - Large
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

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Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-23 °C to -14 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast., change to breeze from the southeast during the evening.
-19 °C to -13 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Nord-Troms / Uløyabukt

Snow

10.03.2019 kl. 16:18

286 masl

Marcel (Unknown)

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Avalanche Activity

10. Mar. 12-18 (+01:00) Dry slab avalanche One (1). 1 - Small. Easy to trigger Isolated steep slopes. NE. Below 300 masl Cornice collapsed under the load created by two skiers (no victims, both skiers stopped above the slab in safe places). No skiers were below the cornice. Crown of the avalanche was 35 meters wide.

ObsID: 185424

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

10.03.2019 kl. 13:40

697 masl

StigR@obskorps (***)

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Snow Cover

230 cm in total No snowdrift 5 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 0 masl. Snow line at 0 masl Some loose snow (1-10cm) Dry

Weather

No precipitation -10 °C 2 m/s from N ↓ 20% clouds

Notes

Lille blokktest utført. Brudd over eldre skarelag på ca 40 cm. Q3 brudd. Høy belastning ved klapping like over skarelaget.

Avalanche Activity

10. Mar. During the day (+01:00) No avalanche activity

10. Mar. During the day (+01:00) No avalanche activity

Snow Profile

10 cm F DF 1 mm/0 mm D, 40 cm 4F DF 1 mm/0 mm D, 15 cm P MFcr 1 mm/0 mm D, 10 cm P RG 0 mm/0 mm D -10 °C @ 10 cm, -8 °C @ 20 cm, -5 °C @ 30 cm, -4 °C @ 40 cm Et tykt skarelag formentlig fra mildværsperiode.

ObsID: 185371

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

10.03.2019 kl. 11:06

489 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Image 2 of 4 Of:  Notes Copyright:  jan arild@obskorps Comment:  40 cm fokksnø 4F-1F over tykt og knivhard is/skare. Begynnende kantkorn over skare -8 ved snøoverflaten/ -3 over skatelaget. Ectp24@27Q2. Brudd i sjiktovergang i fokksnø
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Snow Cover

100 cm in total No snowdrift Wind slab (hard slab) Dry Litt løssnø i skogen. Vindparket over tregrensen. Gamnel skare konmer frem over rygger. Begynnende kantkorndannelse over skarelag/under ffokksnø fra tidligere i uken. Enkelte drønn i skogen som forplanter seg en radius på 5-6 meter

Weather

No precipitation -8 °C

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Fokksnøflak er i ferd med å stabilisere seg, men fortsatt er det mulig å løse ut flakskred i Ø/SØ vendte bratte leheng, da med stor tilleggsbelastning. Skredfaren vurderes til FG2 Værutsikter fremover tilsier ingen store endringer i skredfaren

Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow Within half a meter The weak layer collapses easily and clean (easy propagation). The collapsing weak layer is thin < 3 cm. Difficult to trigger 2 - Medium E, SE, S above 400 masl

Tests

ECTP23@27cmQ2

Snow Profile

10 cm 4F RG 0 mm/0 mm D, 17 cm 1F RG 0 mm/0 mm D, 12 cm 1F RG 0 mm/0 mm D, 4 cm 4F 0 mm/0 mm D, 60 cm K IF 0 mm/0 mm -8 °C @ 0 cm, -3 °C @ 40 cm 1 test connected to snow profile

ObsID: 185327

Nord-Troms / D1907(55340) Nord Troms 2017-2022

Snow

10.03.2019 kl. 08:22

0 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Snow -4 °C Arnøya (0moh) kl 07:00 5 cm nysnø akkumulert siste døgn. Snøfokk siste 12 timer.

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Activity

No avalanche activity Gjelder Fv347 Lauksundskaret - Arnøyhamn,

ObsID: 185283

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

09.03.2019 kl. 17:47

481 masl

StigR@obskorps (***)

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Snow Cover

Some snow drift Much loose snow (10-30cm) Dry

Weather

-4 °C 6 m/s from N ↓ 100% clouds

Danger Sign

Recent snowdrift Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Snøfokk over løsere lag med nysnø som stedvis gir hardere sammenpakket overflate

ObsID: 185211

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

09.03.2019 kl. 17:09

246 masl

StigR@obskorps (***)

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Weather

-4 °C 5 m/s from NW ↘ 100% clouds Snefall samt mye løs snø for vindtransport

Danger Sign

Recent snowdrift Område: I denne fjellsiden. Beskrivelse:

ObsID: 185205

Nord-Troms / Skjervøy

Snow

09.03.2019 kl. 14:21

466 masl

Hans-Jørgen@ObsKorps (***)

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Snow Cover

10-30 cm ubunden snø i Ø sektor opp mot 500 moh. God binding - ingen flakdannelser. Ett drønn i konveks formasjon på 300 moh. Ellers ingen faretegn. Faregrad 2 riktig.

ObsID: 185223

Nord-Troms / D1907(55340) Nord Troms 2017-2022

Snow

09.03.2019 kl. 08:21

0 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Activity

No avalanche activity Gjelder Fv347 Lauksundskaret - Arnøyhamn,

ObsID: 185072

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

08.03.2019 kl. 14:51

893 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Snow Cover

No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Storm slab (soft slab) Dry 8-10 cm løssnø i skogen. Over tregrense mer bundtet fokksnø men litt løssnø i isolerte områder. I høyden mer vindpakket hardt og glatt skare i overflaten. Tykt lag (10-12 cm) med kantkorn under dette skarelaget hvor snødekket er tynt. Ved tregrense observert begynnende kantkornlag over skare og under den ferske fokksnøen. Stor temperaturgradient men t¨ler stor belastning

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Fokksnøflak som NV har pålagret i leområder er i ferd med å stabilisere seg. Får ingen respons på tester selv ved mye belastning i testheng. Ingen faretegn eller noen skred observert de siste dagene i Nord-Troms. Over rygger i høyden kan smindre fokksnøflak ligger over glatt skare og lett løsne ved liten tilleggsbelastning. Men størrelsen på evt skred vil bli små. Vurderer at FG 2 for regionen vil¨være riktig Rolige værutsikter og fortsatt stabiliseringen av fokksnøflak. Forecast too high

Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow Within half a meter The weak layer collapses easily and clean (easy propagation). The collapsing weak layer is thin < 3 cm. Difficult to trigger 2 - Medium E, SE, S above 400 masl

Tests

ECTN17@30cmQ2 Good

Snow Profile

25 cm 4F RG 0 mm/0 mm D, 5 cm F DF 0 mm/0 mm D, 8 cm 1F RG 0 mm/0 mm D, 6 cm F DF 0 mm/0 mm D, 30 cm K IF 0 mm/0 mm D 1 test connected to snow profile Vestvendt brattheng 900 moh. God stabilitet

ObsID: 184965

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

08.03.2019 kl. 10:43

410 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Snow Cover

0 cm new snow Some loose snow (1-10cm) Mer vindpåvirket ved tregrensen

ObsID: 184958

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

08.03.2019 kl. 09:45

10 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Weather

No precipitation -13 °C 10% clouds Klarvær og kaldt tilskyende i sør

ObsID: 184857

Nord-Troms / D1907(55340) Nord Troms 2017-2022

Snow

08.03.2019 kl. 07:59

0 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Activity

No avalanche activity Gjelder Fv347 Lauksundskaret - Arnøyhamn,

ObsID: 184840

Nord-Troms / Gáivuotna

Snow

07.03.2019 kl. 11:00

495 masl

Ingvild_Stordal (Unknown)

Danger Sign

Whumpf sound Område: På dette stedet. Beskrivelse:

ObsID: 184717

Nord-Troms / D1907(55340) Nord Troms 2017-2022

Snow

07.03.2019 kl. 08:29

0 masl

drift@svv (**)

Avalanche Activity

No avalanche activity Gjelder Fv347 Lauksundskaret - Arnøyhamn,

ObsID: 184582

Nord-Troms / D1907(55340) Nord Troms 2017-2022

Snow

07.03.2019 kl. 08:29

10 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Snow -5 °C Arnøya (0moh) kl 06:00 20 cm nysnø akkumulert siste døgn. Snøfokk siste 12 timer.

Danger Sign

Recent snowdrift

ObsID: 184583

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