Avalanche forecast for Ofoten Tuesday 2021-03-02

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

Locally unstable conditions. A skier or a snow mobile may trigger avalanches in the fresh wind slabs, while persistent weak layers deeper in the snow in general is hard to trigger.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain steeper than 30 degrees and runout zones. Remote triggering is likely.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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3 - Large
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

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3 - Large
High additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

20 mm precipitation, up to 35 mm in the most exposed areas.
Moderate gale from southwest.
-6 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 500 m a.s.l. monday night.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
15 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from west.
-7 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

02.03.2021 kl. 18:50

129 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258812

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

02.03.2021 kl. 17:34

94 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

No precipitation 1 °C Bratli (200moh) kl 17:34

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258807

Ofoten / Narvik

Snow

02.03.2021 kl. 14:51

289 masl

kgs (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  kgs

Snow Cover

Some snow drift 40 cm new snow

ObsID: 258784

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

01.03.2021 kl. 10:33

94 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

No precipitation 2 °C Bratli (200moh) kl 10:33

ObsID: 258520

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

28.02.2021 kl. 15:47

masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Rain 7 °C Øra (0moh) kl 15:47

Danger Sign

Quick temperature change

Much water in the snow regn på snø

ObsID: 258391

Ofoten / Narvik

Snow

28.02.2021 kl. 13:13

655 masl

tuh@nve (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 3 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  tuh@nve Comment:  Snødekket i skogen 300 moh
Image Of Snow Cover
Image 2 of 3 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  tuh@nve Comment:  Snødekket på obspunkt
Image Of Snow Cover
Image 3 of 3 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  tuh@nve

Weather

Rain 2 °C 100% clouds

Danger Sign

Much water in the snow Område: Fylket/varslingsregion

Snow Cover

No snowdrift Wet loose snow Very wet Meget våt snø i alle fall opp til denne høyden (gikk ikke høyere). Lett regnvær tilfører ytterligere med vann på snøen.

Avalanche Activity

28. Feb. During the day (+01:00) No avalanche activity

ObsID: 258373

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

28.02.2021 kl. 11:06

94 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Rain 6 °C Bratli (200moh) kl 11:06

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258339

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

27.02.2021 kl. 16:47

94 masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Rain 4 °C Bratli (200moh) kl 16:47

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258240

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

27.02.2021 kl. 16:46

129 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258238

Ofoten / Narvik

Snow

27.02.2021 kl. 11:00

786 masl

Markus (**)

Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 1 of 4 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Markus
Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 2 of 4 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Markus
Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 3 of 4 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Markus
Image Of Avalanche Activity
Image 4 of 4 Of:  Avalanche Activity Copyright:  Markus

Weather

Rain Lett regn

Avalanche Activity

27. Feb. During the day (+01:00) 3 - Large. Spontaneous release N, NE. Above 700 masl Litt gråvær men bruddkanten ser bra tjukk ut

ObsID: 258207

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

27.02.2021 kl. 10:52

masl

drift@svv (**)

Weather

Snow 0 °C Beisfjord (0moh) kl 10:52

ObsID: 258171

Ofoten / D1816(CLA30) Ofoten 2018-2023

Snow

27.02.2021 kl. 03:28

129 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

No signs observed

ObsID: 258115

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.