Avalanche forecast for Voss Sunday 2020-05-17

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

Be careful in areas with wind deposited snow at high elevations. Increasing temperature will weaken the snow cover temporarily.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Wet surface: Avoid slopes steeper than 35 degrees with wet loose snow and runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: Aviod terrain steeper than 30 degrees with fresh wind slabs and runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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3 - Large
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

20 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from west.
-6 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 600 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
10 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from west.
-4 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 800 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

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.