Avalanche forecast for Sunnmøre Wednesday 2019-05-15

Highest danger level per day:

When the sun comes out, the danger will rise in areas where the snow becomes wet and soft. Be aware when crossing run out zones below steep mountain sides. Size 2 natural released avalanches are possible.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd 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.
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.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southwest.
-4 °C to 5 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1600 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Partly cloudy.

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1 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southwest.
-2 °C to 7 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1700 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Sunnmøre / Skårasalen


15.05.2019 kl. 12:44

1198 masl

oyystein (Unknown)

Avalanche Activity

15. May. 12-18 Loose wet avalanche Several (6-10). 3 - Large. Spontaneous release Widespread steep slopes. NE, E, SW, NW. Above 1400 masl

ObsID: 194726

Sunnmøre / ØRSTA


12.05.2019 kl. 13:32

1295 masl

eskildskov (Unknown)

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ECTP4@10cmQ1 Poor 4F nysnøflak som går på svakt lag med nysnø. Stabilt under dette, med fuktig nedbrutt snø og enkelte tynne lag med smelteomvandlet snø.


No precipitation 2 m/s Tilskyende med nedbør fra firedraget

Snow Cover

Skiføre fra ca 500moh. Ca 2 cm med tørr nysnø fra 400moh. Fra ca 1100 moh er det tørrsnø ned til gammelskaren

Avalanche Activity

12. May. During the day No avalanche activity

ObsID: 194455

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.