Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Friday 2021-01-08

Highest danger level per day:
1
Low
Published:

Generally safe avalanche conditions. There is a persistent weak layer that can be triggered where the snowpack is thin.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid steep slopes in combination with terrain traps.

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
High additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from south.
-8 °C to -1 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. thursday night.
Clear skies.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from south.
-9 °C to -1 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 100 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Lofoten og Vesterålen / Kvæfjord

Snow

06.01.2021 kl. 10:53

720 masl

barbro@obskorps (***)

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Avalanche Activity

6. Jan. During the day (+01:00) No avalanche activity

Snow Cover

95 cm in total No snowdrift 2 cm new snow Elevation of new snow 550 masl. Snow line at 550 masl Wet Nattens nysnø er nå fuktet av regn, og det tynne snødekket nærmer seg gjennomfuktet helt opp til 700moh. Nysnø-/snøgrensen ligger lokalt på 550moh, men varierer noe i regionen. Den eldste snøpakken består av smeltefryseskare (MFcr), dekket av lag med avrundede korn (RG). Over dette et tynt lag med smeltefryseskare (MFcr). Nest øverst et lag med avrundede korn (RG), iblandet smeltefryseskare (MFcr). Øverst et lag med delvis nedbrutt snø (DG) etter nattens regn.

Avalanche Danger Assessment

2 Moderate Lite snø på 700moh, men den observerte snøpakken var dels fuktig og kompakt. Stabilitetstest ikke gjennomført. Antatt mulighet for fokksnø over 1000moh, som da legger føringer for faregrad. Vesentlig lavere temperatur kan medføre utvikling av kantkorn der det er tilstrekkelig snø, men igjen så må vi opp på +-1000moh for å eventuelt finne skredproblemet. Forecast correct

Weather

Drizzle 0 °C 9 m/s from S ↑ 100% clouds Møtte tåken ved 550moh.

Danger Sign

No signs observed

Tests

Ingen test gjennomført.

Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche Very difficult to trigger 1 - Small N, NE, E above 1000 masl

Snow Profile

3 cm 4F DF W, 21 cm P/1F RG/MFcr M, 5 cm K MFcr D-M, 21 cm P/1F RG D-M, 45 cm MFcr

ObsID: 247733

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.