Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Wednesday 18.05.2022

Danger level 1 - Low avalanche danger

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Generally stable avalanche conditions. Use caution in areas with wind deposited snow and where the sun makes the snow surface wet and soft.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

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

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)

Mildvær forrige uke gjorde snøoverflate våt og fuktig oppover i fjellet. Men de siste dagene har det kommet noe nysnø og snøoverflaten er en blanding av gammel gjenfrosset snø, ubunden nysnø og små fokksnøflak.

Små str.1 skred observert i sydøstlig eksposisjoner ved Honningsvåg mandag.

Snødekket er generelt tynnere og fuktigere i sydlige himmelretninger, mens snødekket er tykkere og kaldere i nordlige himmelretninger.

Mountain weather, 17.05.2022

4 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 200 m a.s.l during the evening. Strong breeze from west, changing to breeze from the north during the evening. -5 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 18.05.2022

2-3 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Fresh breeze from northwest. -6 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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