Avalanche forecast for Nord-Troms Friday 2019-05-17

2
Moderate
Published:

The temperature is expected to increase in the mountains during the day which can trigger wet avalanches. Be careful in steep terrain where the snow is soft or wet.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

Avoid staying for a longer period in avalanche release and run out areas. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Timing is important.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

Be careful in avalanche release and runout areas. Avoid skiing in terrain traps. Timing is important. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

5 mm precipitation, up to 12 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from west., change to strong breeze from the west during the afternoon.
-5 °C to 2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 800 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

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0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from west.
-2 °C to 3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Nord-Troms / KÅFJORD

Snow

16.05.2019 kl. 12:12

771 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Snow Cover

No snowdrift Moist Fra 700 moh gennomfuktig snødekke. fersksnø fra de siste dager er fuktig og godt bundet til underliggende lag. Fokksnøflak har stabilisert seg godt. Over 1000 moh tørr fokksnø. Fokksnø ligger i leområder, gammel panserhard skare over rygger. Snøgrense lagdelt snø 600 moh.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Fokksnøflak etter siste dager med påfyll av nysnø i høyden har stabilisert seg svært godt til underliggende lag som består av tykk knivhard skare. Noen små natulig utløste løssnøskred kan forekomme i mellomhøyde, da rundt klipper som er tint frem Det skal mer nysnø og pålagring av fokksnøflak om skredfaren skal øke. Forecast too high

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche Buried weak layer of new snow Within half a meter Very difficult to trigger 1 - Small N, S, SW, W, NW above 700 masl

Avalanche Activity

16. May. During the day No avalanche activity

ObsID: 194825

Nord-Troms / KÅFJORD

Snow

16.05.2019 kl. 10:44

11 masl

jan arild@obskorps (*****)

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Weather

No precipitation 5 °C

ObsID: 194784

Nord-Troms / KVÆNANGEN

Snow

15.05.2019 kl. 16:44

117 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

Avalanche Activity

15. May. During the day No avalanche activity Ø-sida av S-lige halvdel av Kvænangstindane studert med teleskop: Ingen bruddkanter (for skred str 2 eller større) fra i dag eller i går funnet.

ObsID: 194720

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.

Visit www.ut.no for topographic maps online. For slope angle maps, see NGI slope angel maps ("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.