Avalanche forecast for Indre Troms Saturday 2021-01-16

Highest danger level per day:

Avoid avalanche terrain with newly deposited wind slabs. The wind slabs are overlying a persistent weak layer, and avalanches can therefor be easier to trigger and get bigger than if persistent weak layers were absent.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones where the avalanche problem is present. Remote triggering is possible.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd NB: Identifying the avalanche problem is very difficult.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow beneath a crust

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

4 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from northwest.
-8 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 100 m a.s.l.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
2 mm precipitation.
Breeze from west.
-8 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 100 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Indre Troms / Balsfjord


16.01.2021 kl. 15:53

768 masl

ThomWdg@lyngen (Unknown)

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Avalanche Observation

16. Jan 13:30 Dry slab avalanche 1 - Small Human triggered SE-facing Avalanche release at 621 masl and ended at 537 masl Buried weak layer of new snow 20 cm high and 25 m wide fracture Steep slope Vindtramsportert nysnø over kantkorn på skarelag. Utløst av hunder. Det ble også utløst lite skred av skikjørere i nordøstlig side.

ObsID: 249518

Indre Troms / Bardu


15.01.2021 kl. 16:53

861 masl

Georg@rkh-skredgruppe (***)

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Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche The weak layer collapses easily and clean (easy propagation). Difficult to trigger 1 - Small W, NW above 900 masl

Snow Cover

90 cm in total Some snow drift 30 cm new snow Much loose snow (10-30cm) Moist

Danger Sign

Recent snowdrift Område: I denne fjellsiden. Beskrivelse: Innblåst nysnø i NV hellinger


-3 °C 6 m/s from NW ↘ 100% clouds Tett tåke og vind med snø i lufta. Dårlig sikt. Ca 10-50m med hodelykt.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

Mindre skred/fonner kan løsne i renner/slutter der det er inntrasportert nysnø med vinden.

ObsID: 250779

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.

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.