Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Thursday 2019-05-09

Highest danger level per day:

Be careful in areas with wind-deposited snow, it may be resting on a slippery crust surface. Naturally released avalanches can occur in steep sun exposed faces.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Be careful in steep slopes and around terrain traps until the new snow has stabilized. The avalanche problem is generally widely distributed on any steep slope with deep new snow. Look for cohesive new snow that breaks apart or is poorly bonded to the old snow. Cracks around your skis are a typical dangersign.

New snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

10 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from northeast., change to moderate gale from the northeast wednesday night.
-6 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 800 m a.s.l. wednesday night.

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4 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from northwest., change to breeze from the west during the afternoon.
-7 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 400 m a.s.l. during the evening.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / Alta


08.05.2019 kl. 16:00

0 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

Image Of Weather
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Weather Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  Vestover (innover) Langfjorden.


Sleet 2 °C

ObsID: 194100

Vest-Finnmark / Kvænangen


07.05.2019 kl. 15:11

881 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  Fra Vassnestind mot Koppartindplatået og fjella ved Langfjordbotn.

Snow Cover

Some snow drift Storm slab (soft slab) Dry Litt snøfokk på toppen av Vassnestind 897 moh. På toppen var det tørr snøoverflate. Et par hundre høydemeter lenger ned var det fuktig snøoverflate i V-vendte heng.

Avalanche Activity

7. May. During the day Loose dry avalanche Few (2-5). 1 - Small. Spontaneous release Specific steep slopes. N, NE, W, NW. Above 400 masl Små skred av siste snøfall sklidd oppå skare. Kan ha gått i går eller i dag.

ObsID: 193986

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.