Avalanche forecast for Sør-Troms Wednesday 2020-05-20

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

When the sun comes out, the danger will rise in areas where the new snow becomes wet and soft. Be aware in steep lee areas in higher elevations, small dry wind slabs are possible to release. Be careful close to and in terrain traps.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Wet surface: Move gradually away from the fall line when skiing on large slopes to avoid to be caught by small sluffs you or someone else in your group release while skiing.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: Aviod terrain steeper than 30 degrees with fresh wind slabs.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
High additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-5 °C to 0 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 600 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

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0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-4 °C to 0 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 600 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Sør-Troms

Snow

19.05.2020 kl. 18:31

482 masl

Kristian (Unknown)

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Danger Sign

Recent avalanches Område: På dette stedet. Beskrivelse:

Notes

Råtten snø med dårlig - ingen bæreevne sørøstlig side opp til ca 500moh. Deretter våt snø ca 5cm oppå bærende snø

Avalanche Activity

20. May. During the day Slush avalanche Few (2-5). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release Isolated steep slopes. SE. Between 600 masl and 500 masl

ObsID: 236287

Sør-Troms / D1903(55340) Senja 2019-2024

Snow

19.05.2020 kl. 06:35

780 masl

drift@svv (**)

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Avalanche Activity

19. May 06:44 - 18. May 06:44 Loose dry avalanche 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release N. Between 200 masl and 100 masl Gjelder Fv7864 Sifjordbotn - Sifjordskaret, Løsnet pga soloppvarming.

ObsID: 236153

Sør-Troms / D1903(55340) Senja 2019-2024

Snow

19.05.2020 kl. 06:35

12 masl

drift@svv (**)

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Avalanche Activity

19. May 06:44 - 18. May 06:44 Loose dry avalanche 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release NE. Between 200 masl and 100 masl Gjelder Fv862 Mefjordbotn - Grashopen, Løsnet utover dagen pga soloppvarming.

ObsID: 236154

Sør-Troms / D1903(55340) Senja 2019-2024

Snow

19.05.2020 kl. 06:35

222 masl

drift@svv (**)

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Avalanche Activity

19. May 06:44 - 18. May 06:44 Loose dry avalanche 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release S. Between 200 masl and 100 masl Gjelder Fv7886 Huselva - Husøy, Pga soloppvarming

ObsID: 236155

Sør-Troms / D1903(55340) Senja 2019-2024

Snow

19.05.2020 kl. 06:35

141 masl

drift@svv (**)

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Danger Sign

Much water in the snow kraftig solstråling

Quick temperature change

Weather

No precipitation 2 °C Bergsboten (0moh) kl 06:35 0 cm nysnø akkumulert siste 3 døgn.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

3 Considerable Betydelig skredfare (vurdert fra veg). Soloppvarming kan føre til snøskred.. Uforandret skredfare neste døgn: Fare for Soloppvarming..

ObsID: 236156

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.