Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Sunday 2021-05-16

Highest danger level per day:

Conditions for wet avalanches. Be careful in areas where the snowpack is wet or soaking.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid staying for a longer period in terrain steeper than 30 degrees. Avoid also runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

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3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0-4 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from east.
-7 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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2-4 mm precipitation.
Breeze from east.
-5 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.

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Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / Kvænangen


13.05.2021 kl. 20:00

8 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

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Image 1 of 1 Of:  Weather Copyright:  Bjørnulf@ObsKorps Comment:  Vinterlig 700 moh

Snow Cover

1 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 600 masl. Snow line at 0 masl Crust Wet Våt snøoverflate i skogen opp til skoggrensa 300 moh. I fjellet bristende skorpe over våte smelteformer. Over 5-600 moh bærende regn/mildværsskare. Litt snøfokk over 600 moh.

Danger Sign

Much water in the snow Område: I dalen/fjorden

Avalanche Activity

13. May. 18-24 (+02:00) Loose wet avalanche One (1). 1 - Small. Easy to trigger Specific steep slopes. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. Below 600 masl Skiløperutløst (kontrollert) svært lite skred (øverste 5 cm i snødekket) i nordvendt bratt side i skogen 140 moh.


Rain 4 °C 7 m/s from NE ↙ 100% clouds 4 gr C nede ved veien 80 moh. Kald vind i fjellet opp til toppen av Trehakkan 700 moh. Kjølte og tørket ut snødekket, ga skorpe på toppen fra skoggrensa 300 moh og oppover. 1 cm nysnø på toppen fra 600 moh og oppover (litt snøfokk).

ObsID: 272245

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.