Avalanche forecast for Salten Wednesday 2021-03-03

Highest danger level per day:
3
Considerable
Published:

Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Naturally released avalanches can occur in areas where fresh wind slabs trigger persistent weak layers deeper in the snow.

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

Read more about the avalanche problem
3 - Large
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes
Possible

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near surface

Read more about the avalanche problem
3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

15 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas.
Gale from west., change to strong breeze from the west.
-7 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no
10 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Strong breeze from northwest.
-10 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 100 m a.s.l.
Cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Salten / FAUSKE

Snow

03.03.2021 kl. 08:57

6 masl

Torbjorn@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Torbjorn@obskorps Comment:  Utsikt retning Mjønestindan fra Valnesfjord. Kuling fra vest og snøbyger, også ved havnivå. Utsetter obs-tur til i morgen.

Snow Cover

ObsID: 258884

Salten / FAUSKE

Snow

01.03.2021 kl. 08:21

6 masl

Torbjorn@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Torbjorn@obskorps Comment:  Mjønestindan sett fra Valnesfjord. Snøgrensen kryper oppover.

Snow Cover

ObsID: 258491

Salten / FAUSKE

Snow

28.02.2021 kl. 12:25

6 masl

Torbjorn@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  Torbjorn@obskorps Comment:  Utsikt retning Mjønestindan fra Valnesfjord. Møkkaværet har tatt mye av snøen.

Snow Cover

ObsID: 258353

Salten / D1807(NFK13) Nord-Salten 2020-2025

Snow

28.02.2021 kl. 10:45

10 masl

drift@svv (**)

Danger Sign

Much water in the snow regn på snø

ObsID: 258332

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.