Avalanche forecast for Romsdal Friday 2019-02-08


There is a persistent weak layer buried in the snow pack, especially at tree line. Be careful in areas with wind deposited snow.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Keep distance to each other when traveling in avelanche terrain. NB, remote triggering is possible. Make very conservative route choices, especially in unknown terrain, after snowfall and if temperatures rise. Identifying areas where the weak layer is present might be difficult and requires experience. Danger signs are whoumpf-sounds and cracking which means that you influence weak layers and should avoid avalanche terrain. However, absence of signs does not mean it is safe.
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southeast., change to moderate gale from the southeast during the evening.
-14 °C to -5 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 400 m a.s.l. during the evening.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
0 mm precipitation.
Strong breeze from southwest., change to breeze from the south during renoon.
-14 °C to -4 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 400 m a.s.l. during renoon.
Partly cloudy.

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.