Avalanche forecast for Svalbard øst Wednesday 2021-04-07

Highest danger level per day:

Large and even very large avalanches likely due to heavy wind loading on 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

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

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

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

20 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from northeast.
-22 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.

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.