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  1. Applies to Lofoten og Vesterålen

    On Saturday we expect considerable avalanche danger for region Lofoten og Vesterålen. Avalanche problem is wind drifted snow (slab avalanches) and wet snow (slab avalanches).
    Read more at NVE

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsTravelling in avalanche terrain requires advanced knowledge, experience in route finding and ability to identify the avalanche problem. Generally, it is recommended to avoid avalanche terrain. Avalanches may hit some avalanche-exposed roads and occasionally settlements.

  2. Applies to Sandnessjoeen - Loppa

    Friday evening expected southwest near gale force 7, and occasionally gale force 8. Early Saturday morning decreasing, first in south.

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsIt is not recommended to be at sea in a small boat.

    ConsequencesModerately high waves with breaking crests forming spindrift. Considerable airborne spray.

    Tidslinje

    1. Friday January 21, 2022 21:00 - Increasing danger
    2. Saturday January 22, 2022 10:00 - Danger is over
  3. Applies to Helgeland, Nord-Trøndelag, Saltfjellet, Salten, Ofoten, Lofoten, Vesteraalen, Sør-Troms and Nord-Troms

    From Friday evening, becasue of transition to above zero temperatures it is expected risk of rain freezing on cold ground and locally freezing rain. Transition to above freezing temperatures will first occur in North-Troendelag and Helgeland.

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsBe alert; ice may be difficult to see. Use tires fit for winter conditions and use caution while driving. Check road reports (175.no).

    ConsequencesLocal driving conditions may become difficult.

    Tidslinje

    1. Friday January 21, 2022 21:00 - Increasing danger
    2. Saturday January 22, 2022 14:00 - Danger is over
    Map of ice, yellow level, Helgeland, Nord-Trøndelag, Saltfjellet, Salten, Ofoten, Lofoten, Vesteraalen, Sør-Troms and Nord-Troms, 21 January 20:00 UTC to 22 January 13:00 UTC.
  4. Applies to Nordland og deler av Troms

    Landslides may be expected. Exposed railways and roads may be closed. Risk of slushflows is especially high in areas with more than 50 cm snow. The snow may in some places be fully water-saturated. Slushflows are triggered even in relatively gentle slopes, where water accumulates. Slushflows follow terrain depressions and may develop into debris flows. Heavy snowmelt is expected. Heavy rain is expected.
    Read more at NVE

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsKeep water paths and culverts free of snow, ice, gravel, waste, twigs and leaves. Clogged waterways with dammed water may cause landslides.

    ConsequencesLandslides may be expected. Exposed railways and roads may be closed.

  5. Applies to Salten, Ofoten, Lofoten, Vesteraalen and Soer-Troms

    From Saturday evening south to southwest up to severe gale force 9, with local gust 27-35 m/s. The danger decreases early Sunday morning.

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsSecure loose objects. Avoid unnecessary journeys to exposed places. Follow advice and check status from transport operators. Check road reports (175.no). Be careful in coastal areas. In advance consider measures to limit damage.

    ConsequencesLoose items may be taken by the wind. Possibly cancelled departures for ferry, plane, or other transport. Bridges may be closed. Some journeys may have longer travel times. The power supply may be impacted, due to tree(s) falling over. Some roads may be closed due to trees or other objects in the road. Blowing snow at higher altitudes causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. Blowing snow causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. High waves may cause damage to infrastructure and buildings in the coastal zone. The strong wind may cause locally high waves in fjords and lakes.

    Tidslinje

    1. Saturday January 22, 2022 20:00 - Wind increases
    2. Sunday January 23, 2022 03:00 - Wind wanes
    Map of strong wind gusts, yellow level, Salten, Ofoten, Lofoten, Vesteraalen and Soer-Troms, 22 January 19:00 UTC to 23 January 02:00 UTC.
  6. Applies to Nordland and Troms

    From late Sunday morning increasing southwest severe gale force 9 to occasionally storm force 10, with local strong gust 27-40 m/s. Strongest wind expected Sunday evening and early Monday morning. Decreasing wind Monday morning.

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsSecure all loose objects. Avoid exposed places. Allow a lot of extra time for transportation and driving. Consider whether the journey is necessary. Follow advice and check status from transport operators. Check road reports (175.no). The need for emergency preparedness shall be assessed continuously by emergency response actors. Be careful in coastal areas. In advance consider measures to limit damage.

    ConsequencesLarger loose items may be taken by the wind. Risk of damage to buildings and infrastructure. Cancelled departures for ferry, plane, or other transport expected. Bridges may be closed. Many journeys may have longer travel times. The power supply will be impacted, due to tree(s) falling over. Roads may be closed due to trees or other objects in the road. Blowing snow at higher altitudes causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. Blowing snow causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. High waves may cause damage to infrastructure and buildings in the coastal zone. The strong wind may cause locally high waves in fjords and lakes.

    Tidslinje

    1. Sunday January 23, 2022 10:00 - Wind increases
    2. Monday January 24, 2022 07:00 - Wind wanes
    Map of very strong wind gusts, orange level, Nordland and Troms, 23 January 09:00 UTC to 24 January 06:00 UTC.
  7. Applies to Ofoten, Lofoten and Sør-Troms

    Sunday evening expected locally very much rain with up to 35-40 mm in 6 hours. The precipitation vil fall as snow above 800-1000 masl.

    Severity
    Yellow severity - moderate danger
    Orange severity - considerable danger
    Red severity - extreme danger
    The colour tells you how severe the situation can become (hjelp.yr.no)

    InstructionsConsider the need for preventive measures. Follow the advice of emergency authorities, both local and governmental. The need for emergency preparedness shall be assessed continuously by emergency response actors. Consider whether the journey is necessary. Check road reports (175.no). Adjust the speed and use caution while driving.

    ConsequencesRisk of flooding of low-lying densely populated areas. Check varsom.no for more information. Locally difficult driving conditions, especially at waterways. Roads may be closed. Many journeys may have longer travel time. Road conditions affected with road spray and hydroplaning in some places.

    Tidslinje

    1. Sunday January 23, 2022 18:00 - Increasing danger
    2. Monday January 24, 2022 00:00 - Danger is over
    Map of very heavy rain, orange level, Ofoten, Lofoten and Sør-Troms, 23 January 17:00 UTC to 23 January 23:00 UTC.

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