Avalanche forecast for Svalbard øst Sunday 2021-04-11

Highest danger level per day:
4
High
Published:

Large and even very large avalanches naturally triggered avalanches still possible due to very a unstable snow pack. Avoid avalanche terrain.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd For emergency preparedness : Avalanches can become very large and reach avalanche-exposed roads and settlements. For outdoor activity : Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones for avalanches.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near the ground

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4 - Very large
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Likely

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Read more about the avalanche problem
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Likely

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

15 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from north.
-14 °C to -9 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
10 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from northwest.
-17 °C to -13 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

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.