Avalanche forecast for Ofoten Wednesday 2019-02-20

3
Considerable
Published:

Avoid lee areas in higher terrain with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Avoid steep (more than 30 degrees) areas with fresh wind deposited snow, especially convex terrain. An avalanche is easier to trigger where wind slabs are thin or soft. Look for areas where the wind recently has deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Remember that local wind effects will cause variation in where the wind slabs occur.
3 - Large
Low additional load
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from north., change to breeze from the east during the afternoon.
-18 °C to -12 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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20 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas.
Breeze from southwest., change to fresh breeze from the north during the afternoon.
-16 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 700 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: andreas@Narvik (Unknown)

i kommune: NARVIK

Single avalanche

1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Område: I denne fjellsiden. Beskrivelse: små skred str. <1 løsnett lett i opne områder på kuler i skog grensen. Løsnet ofte ned til skaren.

Incident

La en stopp sving like under en roll over i et lite heng.

Did not affect anything

Rapportert av: torjekosmo (Unknown)

i kommune: NARVIK

Single avalanche

2 - Medium

Dry slab avalanche

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Rapportert av: Kaj@obskorps (****)

i kommune: NARVIK

Snow cover

45 cm nysnø siste døgn

Single avalanche

1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Ca. 40-50cm ved skoggrensen siste døgn

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

1x str.1 myk flak utløst med liten tilleggsbelastning i brattheng vendt mot N. Gikk i nysnø fra siste døgn.

Incident

Did not affect anything

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Vindtrans på gang på snaufjell . Tidligere på dagen blåste det fra S sektor, men ut på dagen dreide det til NØ

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Rapportert av: torjekosmo (Unknown)

i kommune: NARVIK

Single avalanche

Not given

Not given

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Rapportert av: Knut (Unknown)

i kommune: HAMARØY

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Rapportert av: jegu@NVE (*****)

i kommune: NARVIK

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Siden går ettermiddag og kveld til nå er det kommet MYE snø. Over 30 cm

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Rapportert av: Knut (Unknown)

i kommune: HAMARØY

Weather

Snow

0.0 grader

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: BALLANGEN

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Weather

Sleet

-2.0 grader

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: BALLANGEN

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Weather

Sleet

-4.0 grader

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: NARVIK

Dangersign

Large snowfall

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Weather

Snow

-4.0 grader

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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.