Avalanche warning for region Salten Monday 10.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Avoid avalanche terrain near the tree line. Persistent weak layers of facet crystals are very easy to trigger. Avalanches can get big. Wind slabs in the mountains are stabilizing.

Avalanche problems

Persistent weak layer (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). Remote triggering is possible.

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).

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)

Snøoverflaten over skoggrensen domineres av myke til harde fokksnøflak, skare og avblåste partier. En del overflaterim flere steder. I skoggrensen er det mykere fokksnø og løs snø der skogen er tett.

Over ca 300 moh er det vedvarende svake lag med kantkorn under skarelag. Laget gir tydelig respons onsdag og er svært lett å løse ut men evnen til bruddforplantning minker. Det finnes stedvis rimkrystaller som har snødd ned.

Fredag meldes det om skytende sprekker, drønn og lett å løse ut flak i skoggrensen. Det har vært kaldt og stabilt vær de siste dagene, flere steder er det observert rim.

Mountain weather, 09.01.2022

No precipitation. Breeze from southeast. -26 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Clear skies.

Mountain weather, 10.01.2022

No precipitation. Breeze from southeast, changing to fresh breeze from the southeast during the afternoon. -25 °C to -10 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Clear skies.

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