Avalanche forecast for Salten Sunday 2021-05-02

Highest danger level per day:
2
Moderate
Published:

Be careful at high elevations in areas with windslabs. There is also a danger of natural loose avalanches on steep solar aspects later in the day.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Wet surface: Move gradually away from the fall line when skiing on large slopes to avoid to be caught by small sluffs you or someone else in your group release while skiing.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Dry surface: Aviod terrain steeper than 30 degrees with fresh wind slabs.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

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2 - Medium
Low additional load
Isolated steep slopes
Possible

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Specific steep slopes
Possible

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

8 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from west.
-9 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Cloudy.

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4 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas.
Breeze from northwest.
-15 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 300 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

For updated info, please visit yr.no

Observations the last 3 days

Salten / BODØ

Snow

02.05.2021 kl. 15:49

625 masl

Politiops (Unknown)

Avalanche Observation

2. May 15:49 Avalanche release at 889 masl

ObsID: 270969

Salten / BODØ

Snow

02.05.2021 kl. 15:13

987 masl

André@obskorps (***)

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Avalanche Observation

2. May 15:13 Dry slab avalanche 1 - Small Human triggered N-facing Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow 10 cm high and 10 m wide fracture In gully or concave form Raketten Skuff eller flakskred. Løsnet med skicutt ca 10m.

Incident

Muling kneskade i møte med sluff Snow Other Backcountry skiing

ObsID: 270960

Salten / BODØ

Snow

02.05.2021 kl. 15:00

986 masl

Hilmo (Unknown)

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Avalanche Observation

2. May 15:47 Dry slab avalanche 2 - Medium Human triggered SE-facing Avalanche release at 984 masl and ended at 834 masl Poor bonding between crust and overlying snow 10 cm high and 40 m wide fracture Steep slope

Incident

Utløst av skikjører. Svært lite vindpåvirket nysnø, dårlig bundet til skarelag. Snow Did not affect anything Backcountry skiing

ObsID: 270998

Salten / FAUSKE

Snow

02.05.2021 kl. 07:51

6 masl

Torbjorn@obskorps (***)

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Image 1 of 1 Of:  Weather Copyright:  Torbjorn@obskorps Comment:  Valnesfjord nå. Flere cm med nysnø også ved havnivå.

Weather

Danger Sign

Quick temperature change Særlig aktuelt der solen titter frem og tar tak.

Large snowfall Bare 10 cm ved havnivå i løpet av natten, antagelig mer i fjellet.

ObsID: 270892

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.