Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Tuesday 11.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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A change in weather increases the danger. Loose-snow avalanches can release naturally. Avoid lee areas with wind deposited snow in the alpine.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches 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)

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)

Snøen varierer i hardhet etter hvordan vinden har tatt. Den siste snøen kom på svært lite vind og i helgen lå det ubunden snø også i fjellet. I skogen er det mye løs snø.

Over 400 moh finnes det vedvarende svake lag med kantkorn under skarelag høyt i snødekket. Laget gir mest respons øverst i skoggrensen.
Det er også observert kantkorn under utvikling under fokksnø høyt i snødekket, men det er foreløpig ikke et bekreftet skredproblem.
Det kan stedvis finnes rimkrystaller som har snødd ned.

Det har vært kaldt og stabilt vær de siste dagene, flere steder er det observert rim.

Mountain weather, 10.01.2022

No precipitation. Breeze from southeast, changing to fresh breeze from the southeast during the afternoon. -24 °C to -9 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Clear skies.

Mountain weather, 11.01.2022

7 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 300 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Strong breeze from south, changing to moderate gale from the south during the evening. -11 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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