Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Wednesday 2020-05-27

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow, a skier can trigger avalanches here, or they can release when the temperature increases. At high altitudes, a persistent layer of facets are buried deep in the snowpack in isolated areas. Avoid cornices and gliding cracks

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Wet surface: Move gradually away from the fall line when skiing on large slopes to avoid to be caught by small sluffs you or someone else in your group release while skiing.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: Aviod terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones where the avalanche problem is present. Remote triggering is possible.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: NB: Identifying the avalanche problem is very difficult.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow above a crust

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3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Glide avalanches

Wet snow/melting near the ground

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from south.
1 °C to 7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1100 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Partly cloudy.

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1 mm precipitation.
Breeze from south.
-3 °C to 4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1100 m a.s.l. wednesday night.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / Lillebukt, Stjernøya

Snow

25.05.2020 kl. 09:00

112 masl

VegardOvergard (Unknown)

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Avalanche Activity

25. May. During the day Slush avalanche Few (2-5). 1 - Small. Spontaneous release Specific steep slopes. NW. Between 600 masl and 100 masl Løsnet noen relativt små glideskred, stoppet opp før bunn av dalen.

ObsID: 236896

Vest-Finnmark / Alta

Snow

24.05.2020 kl. 19:39

75 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

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Avalanche Observation

24. May 14:30 Wet slab avalanche 3 - Large Naturaly released S-facing Avalanche release at 502 masl and ended at 80 masl 200 cm high and 70 m wide fracture Lee side Skredet har gått omtrent til bakken i løsneområdet. Svakt lag kan være kantkorn ved bakken, smelting fra bakken eller opphopning av vann over skare nært bakken. Skredstørrelse 3 til 4. Bruddkant i gj.sn. 2-3 m. Høyest i venstre kant opptil 4 m (vurdert med kikkert).

ObsID: 236845

Vest-Finnmark / Loppa

Snow

24.05.2020 kl. 11:51

465 masl

Pål Andersen (Unknown)

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ObsID: 236818

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.