Debris avalanches, debris flows and slush slides warning yellow level for deler av Nord-Norge

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Yellow level

Published: Valid: from 03.06.2021 07:00 to 04.06.2021 06:59
Next forecast before:
  • Danger increase: Tuesday afternoon 1. Jun. 2021
  • Height: 0 - 1500 moh

Consequence

Some landslides are expected. A few large slides may occur. Exposed railways and roads may be closed. Debris avalanches/shallow slides are soil slides and rapid movement of saturated soil in steep terrain. Slushflows are flows of watersaturated snow. These slides can start in relatively flat terrain and seek towards streams and steep slopes.

Advice

Keep yourself updated about the development of the weather, the landslide and flood situation, and follow the weather radar. Keep away from steep slopes, as well as streams and rivers with high discharge. Keep water paths and culverts free of snow, ice, gravel, waste, twigs and leaves. Clogged waterways with dammed water may cause landslides.

Description

Some landslides are expected. A few large slides may occur. 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. The soil water content will increase due to snowmelt. This will increase the danger of (slushflows and) landslides and debris flows along rivers and streams, and in slopes where there is snowmelt.