Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Monday 17.01.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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A skier or a snow mobile may trigger avalanches in the fresh wind slabs, while persistent weak layers deeper in the snow in general is hard to trigger.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can trigger avalanches on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3).

Advice

The bulletin is a planning tool and may differ from the actual situation. Always make your own evaluation. To be 100 % avalanche safe, avoid all avalanche terrain.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

De siste dagene har vinden jobbet godt med snødekket. Varierende vindretning har ført til at det har bygget seg opp fokksnøflak i flere himmelretninger. På topper og andre utsatte steder er det generelt avblåst, mens i lesider har det lagt seg hard, vindpakket snø.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Det er både nedføyket kantkornlag, samt kantkornlag dannet rundt skare. Observasjoner som drønn og stabilitetstester viser at disse kan påvirkes og dette er lettest i indre deler av regionen.

Mountain weather, 16.01.2022

1-3 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Breeze from north, changing to strong breeze from the north during the evening. -11 °C to -8 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 17.01.2022

3-6 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Strong breeze from northwest. -11 °C to -8 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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