Avalanche forecast for Salten Sunday 2018-12-16


Be careful in areas with wind deposited snow. Keep in mind that even small avalanches can have consequences if you fall into rockery terrain.

Wind drifted snow - slab avalanches

Buried weak layer of new snow

Be careful and keep distance to each other in steep (above 30 degrees) terrain 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.
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southeast., change to strong breeze from the southeast during the afternoon.
-18 °C to -8 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Clear skies.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southeast.
-11 °C to -4 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Clear skies.

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.