Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Thursday 2019-02-14

4
High
Published:

Temperature increase and extreme amounts of rain gives high avalanche danger. Avoid avalanche terrain.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

Stay away from avalanche terrain and runout zones for avalanches.
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Many steep slopes
Likely

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Many steep slopes
Likely

What are avalanche problems?

20 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from southeast., change to strong gale from the southwest during the afternoon.
-5 °C to 4 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1200 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
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

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.