Avalanche forecast for Romsdal Saturday 2019-01-05


Wet snow causes danger of some wet avalanches at lower altitudes. Risk of some pockets of wind-deposited snow in the alpine.

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
Low additional load
Some steep slopes

New snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Be careful in steep slopes and around terrain traps until the new snow has stabilized. The avalanche problem is generally widely distributed on any steep slope with deep new snow. Look for cohesive new snow that breaks apart or is poorly bonded to the old snow. Cracks around your skis are a typical dangersign.
2 - Medium
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

6 mm precipitation, up to 12 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from west., change to breeze from the southwest saturday night.
-3 °C to 1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1200 m a.s.l.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
40 mm precipitation, up to 55 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from west., change to fresh breeze from the west during renoon.
-3 °C to 1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1500 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.

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.