Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Sunday 2019-05-19

2
Moderate
Published:

The avalanche danger varies during the day. The danger is at its highest in steep sun exposed slopes and in the afternoon when the air temperature is high.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

Avoid staying for a longer period in avalanche release and run out areas. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Timing is important.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-3 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1200 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

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0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from east.
1 °C to 7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 2000 m a.s.l.
Clear skies.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / KVÆNANGEN

Snow

18.05.2019 kl. 15:00

812 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 1 of 3 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  Skavlbrekk litt til høyre for midten av bildet har tatt med seg mer snø ned i Koppartindgryta
Image Of Snow Cover
Image 2 of 3 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  På vei opp til Laslettind ca 600 moh
Image Of Snow Cover
Image 3 of 3 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  Koppartindgryta sett fra Laslettind

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Det er smelta mye i fjellet også høyt oppe. Våte løssnøskred str 1-2 kan løses ut i enkelte heng avhengig av tid på dagen og himmelretning. Skavlbrekk kan skje. Klarvær i natt til i morgen søndag ventes å gi tilfrysing av snødekket i høyden. Det er ikke observert på flere uker at vedvarende svake lag fra tidligere i vinter har gitt skred, så dette er ikke et aktuelt skredproblem. Faregrad 1 Forecast correct

Snow Cover

Moist

Avalanche Activity

17. May. During the day Cornice One (1). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release Isolated steep slopes. SE. Above 800 masl Samme skred som Johannes meldte inn i går 17. mai

ObsID: 194982

Vest-Finnmark / KVÆNANGEN

Snow

17.05.2019 kl. 20:00

751 masl

Johannes@obskorps (***)

Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Johannes@obskorps Comment:  Pilene viser hvor skredet starter og stopper.

Notes

Ellers begynte snøen å bli ganske grovkornet opp mot 800moh. Deler av regionen har hatt litt klarvær som hjelper på.

Avalanche Activity

17. May. During the day Loose wet avalanche One (1). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release Isolated steep slopes. SE. Above 800 masl Trolig et skavelbrudd som løste et middels til stort (lengden på skredet er stor, men bredden er middels) våt løsnøskred mens vi sto på toppen av Laslettinden.

ObsID: 194913

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.

Visit www.ut.no for topographic maps online. For slope angle maps, see NGI slope angel maps ("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.