Avalanche forecast for Lofoten og Vesterålen Sunday 2021-04-18

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

High temperatures and sunexposion will weaken the snowpack considerably. Keep good distance to avalanche terrain and run out zones for wet avalanches.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid slopes steeper than 35 degrees with wet loose snow and runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Widespread steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Fresh breeze from southwest., change to fresh breeze from the southwest during the afternoon.
-3 °C to 6 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1200 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Clear skies.

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0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from southwest.
-3 °C to 7 °C at 700 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 1000 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Lofoten og Vesterålen / LØDINGEN

Snow

17.04.2021 kl. 12:32

762 masl

barbro@obskorps (****)

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Danger Sign

Quick temperature change

Avalanche Activity

17. Apr. During the day Loose wet avalanche Numerous (10 or more). 3 - Large. Spontaneous release Widespread steep slopes. E, SE, S. Above 600 masl Strekningen Sortland-Kåringen (riksvei 85).

Snow Cover

Dry Snømengder har minsket kraftig etter regn og påfølgende temperaturøkning/sol. Store områder med tørr skare og tynt lag med slusj, men langt mer solpåvirket snø i eksposisjon Ø/S. Minst snø vest i regionen

ObsID: 268021

Lofoten og Vesterålen / HADSEL

Snow

17.04.2021 kl. 12:15

1039 masl

Espenilofoten (Unknown)

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Weather

3 °C 10 m/s Klarvær og sol, temperaturøkning

Avalanche Problems

Dry slab avalanche Spontaneous release N, NE above 1000 masl

Avalanche Activity

17. Apr. During the day Dry slab avalanche One (1). 4 - Very large. Spontaneous release NE

Avalanche Observation

17. Apr 12:13 Dry slab avalanche 4 - Very large Naturaly released NE-facing Avalanche release at 1027 masl and ended at 452 masl 215 cm high and 30 m wide fracture Steep slope Italienertoppen ned mot Trollfjorvatnnet Observerte i går en stor bruddkant under toppen på itanian summit ved Geitgaljen. Uvisst str på skredet, men en gigantisk bruddkant på over 2 meter og ca 30-40 meter. Alt må tas med en klype salt da det ble observert fra skaret ved Italienererryggen. Men dette vitner om store fokksnøansamlinger i høyden

Avalanche Danger Assessment

3 Considerable Det er fortsatt lagdelt fokksnø i høyden og enkelte plasser store lommer med snødybde på flere meter Med soloppvarming og økt temperatur kan disse løses ut naturlig. Ville vært forsiktig i brattheng i høyden

Snow Cover

No snowdrift 0 cm new snow Storm slab (soft slab) Moist

Incident

Snow Did not affect anything Backcountry skiing

ObsID: 268085

Lofoten og Vesterålen / SORTLAND

Snow

17.04.2021 kl. 07:36

801 masl

Lena (Unknown)

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Avalanche Observation

17. Apr 07:50 Dry slab avalanche 3 - Large Naturaly released NW-facing Avalanche release at 777 masl and ended at 697 masl Steep slope Tydelig bruddkant opp mot toppen. Tror skredet gikk i går den 16., men pga flatt lys i går var jeg ikke sikker på hva jeg observerte. Observasjonen er gjort i fra stuevinduet på Sortland, ved bruk av kikkert.

ObsID: 267926

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.