Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Tuesday 2019-02-19

3
Considerable
Published:

Avoid lee areas in higher terrain with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Naturally triggered avalanches may occur.

New snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avoid terrain traps and steep slopes until the new snow has stabilized. The avalanche problem is generally widely distributed on any steep slope with deep new snow. Look for cohesive new snow that breaks apart or is poorly bonded to the old snow. Cracks around your skis are a typical dangersign.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

7 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas.
Breeze from southwest., change to moderate gale from the northeast during renoon.
-11 °C to 0 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
10 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southeast., change to fresh breeze from the northeast during renoon.
-7 °C to 3 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 800 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

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.

Visit www.ut.no for topographic maps online. For slope angle maps, see NGI slope angel maps ("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.