Avalanche forecast for Svartisen Thursday 2021-01-21

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Fresh wind deposited snow may cover persistent weak layers deeper in the snowpack. Beware of typical signs of instability, like shooting cracks and whumpf-sounds.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones where the avalanche problem is present. Remote triggering is possible.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd NB: Identifying the avalanche problem is very difficult.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

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2 - Medium
Low additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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1 - Small
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

Little to no precipitation.
Moderate gale from southeast.
-19 °C to -12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
3-7 mm precipitation.
Strong gale from southeast.
-19 °C to -12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Svartisen / RANA

Snow

21.01.2021 kl. 08:02

3 masl

Gøran@ObsKorps (****)

Snow Cover

Moderate snow drift Observerte snøfokk på kjøretur til jobb, men pga svært lite snø tilgjengelig i lavlandet, så sier jeg lett til moderat fokk. Der hvor det er snø tilgjengelig for transport vil det nok fokke kraftig i dag

Weather

No precipitation -6 °C 12 m/s from SE ↖ 100% clouds Ingen nedbør nå på morgenen, mye vind fra SØ

ObsID: 251172

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.