Avalanche warning for region Lyngen Thursday 05.05.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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It’s several avalanche problems that together give unstable conditions. Avalanches can occur in wet snow, in wind slabs and on persistent weak layers.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (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).

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously 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)

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can easily 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)

Den siste tida har det kome mykje nysnø og det har vore ein del vind. Snøoverflata vekslar difor mellom vindpåverka snø av ulik hardheit og ubunden snø. Utover dagen kan denne bli påverka av mildvêr og sol.

I overgangen mellom gamal fuktig snø og nyare tørr snø har det danna seg eit skarelag. Høg temperaturgradient gjer at det lokalt har danna seg kantkorn rundt dette. Utviklinga og eigenskapane verkar å variere, og enkelte stadar kan det påverkast. Dei fleste stadar er korna små eller ikkje utvikla god nok til å utgjere eit skredproblem.

Mountain weather, 04.05.2022

5 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Fresh breeze from northwest, changing to breeze from the west during the evening. -10 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 05.05.2022

3-5 mm precipitation. Rain up to 700 m a.s.l during the evening. Fresh breeze from southeast, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening. -14 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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