Avalanche forecast for Vest-Finnmark Saturday 2021-05-22

Highest danger level per day:

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

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd 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 Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose 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)

0-4 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northeast.
-5 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
1-3 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from northeast.
-7 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Finnmark / Alta


20.05.2021 kl. 07:00

16 masl

Bjørnulf@ObsKorps (****)

Avalanche Danger Assessment

Ikke observert bruddkanter under varmen så langt. Mye har tint. Omdanningen til smelteformer har kommet langt. Forventer fortsatt våte løssnøskred. Våte flakskred er mindre sannsynlig og kan vurderes tatt bort som skredproblem. Kaldere vær og lite nedbør gir stabilisering.

ObsID: 273880

Vest-Finnmark / D2


19.05.2021 kl. 07:34

630 masl

martin@wyssen (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Wyssen Avalanche Control Comment:  Smelteriller begynner å utvikle seg i L2Ø etter 2 netter uten særlig nattefrost

Snow Cover

Små smelteriller i L2Ø etter 2 netter m. 2-4 plussgrader.

ObsID: 273758

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.