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Extreme weather Frank: Read the warning

Climate statisticsHunddalstoppen, Narvik (Nordland)

  1. Applies to North-Helgeland, Salten, Ofoten and Troms

    From Thursday afternoon east and southeasterly storm, occasionally hurricane, with extreme gust locally with 35-50 m/s. There are expected strongest winds from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening. It has already been observed extreme wind gusts in Nord-Helgeland, but large variations in wind speed are still expected. Some places may have calm conditions while other places experience extreme wind gusts. In addition the temperature at exposed places is expected to be in -the range of 10 to -15 degrees. The combination storm and low temperatures could cause challenges for power delivery, there is potenial for frost bite and risk of moderate to severe icing on ships.

    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)

    InstructionsFollow the advice of emergency authorities. If you MUST drive, follow the advice from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and check road reports (175.no). Follow advice and check status from transport operators. Prepare your home for a potentially long power outage. The need for emergency preparedness shall be assessed continuously by emergency response actors. In advance consider measures to limit damage.

    ConsequencesIt is dangerous to be outdoors, and unusually large damage to buildings, infrastructure, forests and power supplies is expected. Expect cancelled departures for ferry, plane, or other transport. Bridges may be closed. Ceiling tiles blow off houses and buildings. Allow a lot of extra time for transportation and driving, even for short journeys. The power supply locally will be significantly affected. Many roads may be closed due to trees or other objects. Blowing snow causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. The strong wind may cause locally high waves in fjords and lakes.

    Tidslinje

    1. Thursday January 21, 2021 13:00 - Wind increases
    2. Friday January 22, 2021 18:00 - Wind wanes
    Map of extreme weather Frank: Extremely strong wind gusts ongoing, red level, North-Helgeland, Salten, Ofoten and Troms, 21 January 12:00 UTC to 22 January 17:00 UTC.
  2. Applies to Helgeland, Saltfjellet, Salten, Ofoten og Troms

    Friday evening and early Saturday morning it is still expected locally strong wind gusts from east and southeast up to 30-35 m/s

    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.

    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 causes reduced visibility and possibly convoys and/or closed roads. The strong wind may cause locally high waves in fjords and lakes.

    Tidslinje

    1. Friday January 22, 2021 18:00 - Wind increases
    2. Saturday January 23, 2021 06:00 - Wind wanes
    Map of strong wind gusts, yellow level, Helgeland, Saltfjellet, Salten, Ofoten og Troms, 22 January 17:00 UTC to 23 January 05:00 UTC.

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