Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Friday 2021-01-15

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Be cautious of lee areas with freshly wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Especially where a persistent weak layer may be present underneath a thin crust, or there has been surface hoar.

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.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

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

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

4 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from northwest.
-9 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
5 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from northwest.
-7 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / Alta

Snow

15.01.2021 kl. 11:00

144 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

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Weather

2 °C Noen regndråper innimellom.

Snow Cover

No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Moist Lite snø nede i Kløfta i sørlige del av regionen.

ObsID: 249440

Vest-Finnmark / Kvænangen

Snow

13.01.2021 kl. 10:43

768 masl

Johannes@obskorps (***)

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Notes

Helt i toppen ser det ut som det meste av rimet er ødelagt av vinden.

Snow Profile

0.1 cm F SH 1 mm D, 1 cm P RG 1 mm D, 5 cm 4F DF 0 mm D, 0.5 cm K MFcr, 10 cm 1F RG 0 mm D, 1.5 cm P MFcr

ObsID: 248920

Vest-Finnmark / Kvænangen

Snow

13.01.2021 kl. 09:52

567 masl

Johannes@obskorps (***)

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Snow Profile

F FC 2 mm D, 0.6 cm P MFcr, 1.5 cm F FC 2 mm D, 0.5 cm 1F MFcr, 5 cm F FC 2 mm D, 12 cm P MF 1 mm D

ObsID: 248849

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.