Applies to Ofoten
On Sunday we expect high avalanche danger for region Ofoten. Avalanche problem is wind drifted snow (slab avalanches) and wet snow (slab avalanches).
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InstructionsTravelling in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Avalanches may hit avalanche-exposed roads and settlements.
Applies to deler av Nordland og Troms
Landslides are expected, some with considerable consequences. Large slides may reach settlements, roads and railways. 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. Rain is expected, followed by heavy showers in some places. Relatively high temperatures and windy conditions causes significant snowmelting.
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InstructionsKeep water paths and culverts free of snow, ice, gravel, waste, twigs and leaves. Clogged waterways with dammed water may cause landslides. Municipalities, Counties and other emergency operators should continuously evaluate the need for preparedness and prevention measures.
ConsequencesLandslides are expected, some with considerable consequences. Large slides may reach settlements, roads and railways.
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
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.
Applies to Nordland og deler av Troms
Water discharge is expected to increase because of rain and snowmelt. This may cause local inundation where river channels are filled with ice and because of frozen ground. It also may cause ice drift in streams, with subsequent local inundation. Local flooding and erosion damage. Large amounts of rain are expected in the warning area.
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InstructionsStay informed on the situation. Secure and/or move assets away from vulnerable areas (car, caravan along rivers/streams, basements). Cleaning of drainage paths and culverts is recommended. Keep away from rivers and streams with high flow.
ConsequencesLocal flooding and/or erosional damage in streams and small rivers. Stormwater in urban areas.
Applies to Saltfjellet, Salten, Lofoten, Ofoten and Vesteraalen and Troms
From Sunday afternoon increasing southwest severe gale force 9 to occasionally storm force 10, with local strong gust 30-40 m/s. Strongest wind expected Sunday evening and early Monday morning. Decreasing wind early Monday morning.Severity
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). 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. Blowing snow at higher altitudes 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.
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
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.
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