Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Saturday 29.01.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Locally unstable conditions. 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

New snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on some steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can trigger avalanches on a few 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)

Mildværet sist helg 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. Vinddreining til sørlig vind lørdag vil påvirke snøen i overflata og kan flytte litt snø inn i nye leheng.

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, 28.01.2022

1-4 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Calm/light breeze from north. -17 °C to -8 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 29.01.2022

1-3 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Breeze from northeast. -18 °C to -9 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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