Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Thursday 2018-01-18

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Generally stable conditions, but be careful in steep terrain in the alpine, especially where wind deposited slabs are thin or soft, a slab avalanche is easier to trigger here.

Wind slab avalanches

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

Be careful where the avalanche problem is found in combination with terrain traps.You will only find the avalanche problem in a few isolated areas.
Slab avalanche
2 - Small
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Rainfall
0 mm
Wind
Moderate gale from southeast, change to strong breeze from the southeast during the afternoon
Temperature
-9 °C til -3 °C på 700 moh
Freezing level
Up to 100 masl to during renoon
Cloud cover
Partly cloudy

For updated info, please visit yr.no
Rainfall
0 mm
Wind
Strong breeze from southeast
Temperature
-12 °C til -6 °C på 700 moh
Freezing level
Up to 100 masl to thursday night
Cloud cover
Partly 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.