Avalanche forecast for Vest-Telemark Saturday 2020-05-23

Highest danger level per day:

The stability decreases when the snow gets wet. Avoid areas beneath visible gliding cracks, release areas and run out areas for wet snow avalanches.

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 (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

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2 - Medium
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes

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Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

12 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from southeast., change to strong breeze from the southeast during the afternoon.
2 °C to 12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 2000 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
1 mm precipitation.
Breeze from south.
0 °C to 8 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1500 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Telemark / Vinje


23.05.2020 kl. 12:53

1097 masl

Bård Henning@obskorps (****)

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Rain 6 °C 6 m/s from S ↑ 80% clouds Skiftende regnbyger/opphold

Snow Cover

No snowdrift Wet loose snow Wet Snødekket er preget av regn de to siste dagene

Danger Sign

Much water in the snow Område: Generelt på fjellet



Avalanche Problems

Loose wet avalanche Spontaneous release 2 - Medium N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW above 1000 masl Mye fuktighet i snøen etter regnværet

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Snøen er fortsatt stabil i dette området, men det er fare for skred i de bratteste sidene, da snøen er våt og tung Varmegradene gjør at snøen forblir våt de nærmeste dagene. Nattefrost kan stabilisere snøen noe fra tidlig morgen Forecast correct

Avalanche Activity

23. May. During the day No avalanche activity Ikke observert noe skred i dette området. Begrenset sikt i noen retninger

Snow Profile

29 cm 4F MFcl 3 mm W-V, 25 cm 1F MFcl 2 mm W, 19 cm P MF 2 mm M-W, 2 cm I IF V, 17 cm P MF 1 mm M, 6 cm 1F MFsl 2 mm V 1 tests connected to snow profile

ObsID: 236684

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.