Avalanche forecast for Ofoten Thursday 2019-04-25

2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow, a skier can trigger avalanches here. Keep distance to areas with glide-cracks

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

Be careful in avalanche release and runout areas. Avoid skiing in terrain traps. Timing is important. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously.
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

Avoid staying for a longer period in avalanche release and run out areas. Wet snow avalanches tend to release spontaneously. Stability decreases when the snow surface gets wet and soft. Timing is important.
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southeast.
0 °C to 7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 2000 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Clear skies.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southeast.
1 °C to 7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 2000 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Clear skies.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Ofoten / TJELDSUND

Snow

25.04.2019 kl. 14:42

9 masl

Espen@ObsKorps (*****)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Espen@ObsKorps Comment:  Bildet viser snøsituassjonen og sørsiden av Sætertinden. Tatt mot N

Snow Cover

ObsID: 192683

Ofoten / TJELDSUND

Snow

25.04.2019 kl. 14:37

8 masl

Espen@ObsKorps (*****)

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Snow Cover

ObsID: 192682

Ofoten / NARVIK

Snow

24.04.2019 kl. 18:46

613 masl

tuh@nve (***)

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Weather

No precipitation

Snow Cover

No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Wet loose snow Very wet

ObsID: 192575

Ofoten / BALLANGEN

Snow

24.04.2019 kl. 11:43

650 masl

Kaj@obskorps (****)

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Image 1 of 1 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Comment:  noen glideskred i nærheten av Kobbenestind observert fra veien (her er det glatt svaberg under). Uklart nårtid det egentlig gikk.

Avalanche Activity

19. Apr. During the day Glide avalanche Few (2-5). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. Below 1000 masl Noen glideskred i nærheten av Kobbenestind observert fra veien (her er det glatt svaberg under). Uklart nårtid det egentlig gikk. Finnes fortsatt en del snø igjen som ikke har slept ned ennå

ObsID: 192507

Ofoten / BALLANGEN

Snow

23.04.2019 kl. 13:03

686 masl

Laurids@USNnaturguide (Unknown)

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Danger Sign

Much water in the snow Område: Generelt på fjellet

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Må få godt med frostgrader før snøen blir stabil. Usikker på hvor stor utbredelse kantkornlaget lengere nede i snødekket har, men er ganske så homogent, men vått opp mot 1000moh ned til bakkeniveau Forecast correct

Snow Cover

Wet loose snow Very wet Alle himmelretninger er våte. Selv i nordlig retning under 1000moh går man i til knæet/hoftene i våt snø. Trenger godt med frostgrader for å stabilisere seg.

ObsID: 192431

Ofoten / NARVIK

Snow

23.04.2019 kl. 08:00

746 masl

Kaj@obskorps (****)

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Image 1 of 7 Of:  Danger Sign Copyright:  Kaj@obskorps Comment:  Litt fukt i snødekke kan man vel si.
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Image 3 of 7 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Kaj@obskorps Comment:  dårlig bilde av noen våte flak (antakelig fra noen dager siden)
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Image 6 of 7 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Kaj@obskorps Comment:  stor våte flak (antakelig fra noen dager siden), bruddkant synlig øverst i bilde.
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Weather

No precipitation 7 °C 40% clouds Regn igår ettermiddag/ kveld høyt til fjells (ihvertfall til 1000moh her i Skjomen). Fortsatt veldig mildt.

Snow Cover

Very wet

Avalanche Activity

22. Apr. During the day Loose wet avalanche Numerous (10 or more). 2 - Medium. Spontaneous release Widespread steep slopes. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. Below 800 masl Uttalige mange våte løssnøskred fra siste dagene.

19. Apr. During the day Wet slab avalanche Few (2-5). 3 - Large. Spontaneous release Specific steep slopes. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. Below 1000 masl Umulig å si eksakt nårtid disse gikk, men trolig i forbindelse med regn på fredag.å

19. Apr. During the day Glide avalanche Few (2-5). 3 - Large. Spontaneous release Specific steep slopes. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. Below 1000 masl Umulig å si eksakt nårtid disse gikk, men trolig i forbindelse med regn på fredag.

Danger Sign

Much water in the snow Område: Generelt på fjellet. Beskrivelse: Regn igår kveld, ingen nattefrost og nå veldig mildt.

ObsID: 192347

Ofoten / D1816(55220) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

23.04.2019 kl. 07:58

39 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 192325

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.