Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Thursday 27.01.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. A persistent weak layer can be present underneath fresh wind deposited snow in isolated features.

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 a few steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3). Remote triggering is possible.

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)

Helgens mildvær har fuktet snødekket opp til 400-600 moh. Mandag kom det rundt 10-20 cm nysnø. Kraftig vind fra vest, særlig i ytre strøk har påvirket snødekket. Over skoggrensen har vinden skapt et varierende snødekke, med mest snø i leheng mot øst og sørøst.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Hovedsakelig virker det vanskelig å påvirke disse da de ligger dypt i snødekket, ofte under skarelag. I lavlandet har regnet stabilisert noe av dette. Fremover er det lurt å følge med på kantkorndannelse rundt mildværsskaren.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2022

2-4 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Strong breeze from west, changing to breeze from the west during renoon. -14 °C to -7 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2022

2 mm precipitation, up to 8 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Breeze from west. -20 °C to -10 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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