Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Friday 2019-05-17

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Low
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Favorable conditions. Sun and high temperatures can produce small wet avalanches.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose 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.
1 - Small
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southwest.
0 °C to 6 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1300 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southwest.
1 °C to 8 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1800 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Lofoten og Vesterålen / KVÆFJORD

Snow

16.05.2019 kl. 13:59

640 masl

barbro@obskorps (***)

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Image 1 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  barbro@obskorps Comment:  Mot N
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Image 2 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  barbro@obskorps Comment:  Mot NV
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Image 3 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  barbro@obskorps Comment:  Middagsfjellet, mot S
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Image 4 of 5 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  barbro@obskorps Comment:  Mot Ø, lavt skydekke
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Image 5 of 5 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  barbro@obskorps Comment:  Mot SV. De våte løssnøskredene kunne se ut som om det var gått de siste timene.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

1 Low Relativt mildt vær medfører nedbør i form av regn, også i høyden. Snødekket består av smelteformer, og løssnølaget er vått. Forecast correct

Weather

No precipitation 4 °C 6 m/s from W → 100% clouds Overskyet siden i natt, regnbyger på morgenkvisten.

Avalanche Problems

Loose wet avalanche Very difficult to trigger 1 - Small SE, S, SW above 700 masl

Snow Cover

300 cm in total 0 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 0 masl. Snow line at 100 masl Wet loose snow Wet Det gamle snødekket med vindpakket snø består av smelteformer. I lavlandet består snødekket av råtten snø. Over tregrensa er dekket fast, med et lag våt snø på toppen. Nedbør siste døgn, men nysnø ikke observert. Snøgrensen varierer i regionen.

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Avalanche Activity

16. May. During the day No avalanche activity

ObsID: 194831

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.