Avalanche warning for region Lyngen Tuesday 18.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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Increasing temperatures leads to higher avalanche danger. Isolated terrain feature may hold unstable wind slabs. A weak layer deep in the snow pack can now become more active.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on many steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3).

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3).

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously 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)

Det har kommet mye nysnø de siste dagene, og med vind fra varierende retning har det bygget seg opp fokksnøflak i flere himmelretninger.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Det finnes kantkorn både i sammenheng med skare og som nedføyka lag. Generelt har disse vært vanskelige å påvirke den siste tiden, men drønn i snøen tidligere i uken og observasjoner fra skredet ved Oldervik i naboregionen Tromsø, viser at laget er mulig å påvirke noen steder.
Overflaterim kan også ha føyket ned og blitt et problem.

Det er automatisk detektert flere middels store til store skred ved Pollfjellet, Holmbuktura og i Lavangsdalen de siste dagene.

Mountain weather, 17.01.2022

8-12 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from northwest, changing to strong breeze from the northwest during the evening. -12 °C to -5 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

20 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l during the evening. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to gale from the south during renoon. -10 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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