Avalanche forecast for Ofoten 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

New snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Stay away from avalanche terrain and runout zones for avalanches
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Some steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

42 mm precipitation, up to 60 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from southeast., change to strong gale from the southwest during renoon.
-9 °C to -2 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1200 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Cloudy.

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5 mm precipitation.
Moderate gale from southeast., change to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening.
-13 °C to -3 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Rapportert av: Knut (Unknown)

i kommune: HAMARØY

Weather

Rain

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: NARVIK

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

Rain

2.0 grader

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

regn på snø

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: BALLANGEN

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Avalanche activity

Not given 1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

Dangersign

Recently made avalanches

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

regn på snø

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: BALLANGEN

Avalanche evaluation

2 Moderate

Avalanche activity

Not given 1 - Small

Dry slab avalanche

Weather

Rain

3.0 grader

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

regn på snø

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

i kommune: NARVIK

Dangersign

Other dangersign (specify)

Nå kl 11:30 slo det om til regn her i Narvik

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

i kommune: NARVIK

Avalanche evaluation

4 High

Avalanche problems

Water pooling in/above snow layers

Avalanche problems

Buried weak layer of new snow

Snow cover

10 cm nysnø siste døgn

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

Sleet

1.0 grader

Snow profile

Antall Lag: 4

Total dybde: 245,00 cm

Dangersign

Quick temperature change

Område: Fylket/varslingsregion. Beskrivelse: Fra -1 til 5+ i Narvik sentrum de siste 10 timer

Coloumn test

Not given

ECTP5@20cmNot specified

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Sterk vind (>20m/s fra S) ovenfor skoggrensen gir fersk innsamling av fokksnø på snaufjellet.

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

Område: I dalen/fjorden. Beskrivelse: Nedbør som regn. Kl.11 er det regn opp til ca. 450moh- men med stigende temperatur er det på vei oppover fjellsidene

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: BALLANGEN

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Weather

Rain

0.0 grader

Dangersign

Much water in the snow

regn på snø

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

i kommune: NARVIK

Notes

Det mildner, rundt 0 nå. Lavt skydekke

Snow cover

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Rapportert av: drift@svv (**)

i kommune: NARVIK

Avalanche evaluation

3 Considerable

Avalanche activity

No avalanche activity Not given

Not given

Weather

No precipitation

-2.0 grader

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

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

i kommune: NARVIK

Snow cover

Dangersign

Recent snowdrift

Område: Fylket/varslingsregion. Beskrivelse:

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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.