VARSOM: AVALANCHE WARNINGS NORWAY

Forecasts are published daily before 16:00 from 1 December to 31 May.

Get the forecast and consider the avalanche problems when choosing when and where to travel.

Download the Varsom Regobs app on App Store | Google Play in order to check recent observations and relevant maps.

 

County bulletins (only lvl 4 and 5)

Thu Fri Sat
Svalbard sør
4
3
?

Avalanche warning regions

Thu Fri Sat
Nordenskiöld Land
3
3
2
Vest-Finnmark
3
2
2
Nord-Troms
3
2
2
Lyngen
3
2
2
Tromsø
3
2
2
Sør-Troms
2
2
2
Indre Troms
2
2
2
Lofoten og Vesterålen
2
2
1
Ofoten
2
2
2
Salten
2
2
2
Svartisen
2
2
2
Trollheimen
2
2
2
Romsdal
2
2
2
Sunnmøre
3
2
2
Indre Fjordane
3
2
2
Jotunheimen
2
2
2
Indre Sogn
3
2
2
Voss
3
2
2
Hallingdal
2
2
2
Hardanger
3
2
2
Vest-Telemark
2
2
2
Heiane
2
2
2

On Varsom you will find information about the snowpack and the avalanche conditions. The avalanche problems are of principal concern to the user. Knowing what causes avalanches can make it easier for you to avoid them.

An avalanche problem consists of these factors:
- what type of avalanche is expected?
- what is the expect triggering mechanism?
- what is expect sizes?
- what is the probability of triggering?

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, download the app Varsom Regobs on App Store | Google Play or see our slope angle map at senorge.no ("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.

The bulletin does not include a detailed text about the avalanche conditions. This is only given in Norwegian. Translate it using google translate. The text result will be informative, and most likely amusing.

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