Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Wednesday 2019-02-13

3
Considerable
Published:

Avoid terrain traps and big steep slopes. Wait until the fresh snow has stabilized. Naturally released avalanches can 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.
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

3 mm precipitation.
Strong breeze from east., change to strong breeze from the northwest during the afternoon.
-8 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
8 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from northwest., change to fresh breeze from the southeast during the evening.
-8 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: emmawichardt (**)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

No precipitation

Rapportert av: Steinar@ObsKorps (*****)

i kommune: SORTLAND

Notes

Mislykket tur. 0 sikt. Kjørte meg fast på tur inn dalen. Grov i 1,5 timer for å komme løs. Lusket meg hjem med uforrettet sak. Snødekket på skogsveien bestod av 40 cm tørr løssnø, så 20-30 cm lett fuktet vindpåvirket snø, før jeg var nede på skarelag. Snødybden var ca 1 m. Tråkket gjennom til skrittet mange plasser.

Rapportert av: emmawichardt (**)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Weather

Snow

-1.0 grader

Rapportert av: Steinar@ObsKorps (*****)

i kommune: SORTLAND

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: For kommunen. Beskrivelse: Tørr ny snø og vind over 100 moh.

Weather

Snow

0.0 grader

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Rapportert av: JonasD@ObsKorps (*****)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of new snow

Snow cover

15 cm nysnø siste døgn

Avalanche activity

One (1) 3 - Large

Dry slab avalanche

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Område: I denne fjellsiden. Beskrivelse: Se annen obs.

Weather

No precipitation

0.0 grader

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Fylket/varslingsregion. Beskrivelse:

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Weather

Snow

0.0 grader

Rapportert av: JonasD@ObsKorps (*****)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Single avalanche

3 - Large

Dry slab avalanche

Incident

Skred over vei. Skredmassene er 2 m høy og 20 m bredt. Kun tilfeldigheter at ingen er tatt.

Traffic stopped

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Rapportert av: Vegard@Obskorps (***)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: I denne fjellsiden. Beskrivelse: Kraftig vindtransport i fjellan ved Henningsvær. Det blås godt og har iløpet av natta kommet 5-10cm snø.

Rapportert av: JonasD@ObsKorps (*****)

i kommune: VÅGAN

Snow cover

10 cm nysnø siste døgn

Weather

Hail

0.0 grader

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.