Avalanche warning for region Svartisen Tuesday 11.05.2021

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow, a skier can trigger avalanches here, or they can release when the temperature increases. If or when persistent weak layers are affected by the mild weather, larger natural released avalanches might occur.

Avalanche problems

Persistent weak layer (slab 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.

New snow (loose snow avalanches)

You can easily 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)

Sol og høye dagtemperaturer mandag vil fukte opp snøoverflaten før den fryser til med nattefrosten natt til tirsdag. I skyggefulle partier i fjellet vil det likevel fremdeles være tørr snø i overflaten.

Det finnes kantkorn i overgangen mellom gammel skare og fokksnø høyt i snødekket. Utbredelsen kan variere i ulike himmelretninger og høyder. Det er få observasjoner og usikkerhet rundt utbredelse av et slikt lag i snøen. I høyfjellet, over 800 moh, er det fortsatt et vedvarende svakt lag av kantkorn dypt i snødekket. Laget ligger under opptil flere lag med is, og er generelt svært vanskelig å påvirke.

Mountain weather, 10.05.2021

Little to no precipitation. Breeze from east. -5 °C to 2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 11.05.2021

5 mm precipitation, up to 12 mm in the most exposed areas. Fresh breeze from east, changing to breeze from the southwest during the afternoon. -2 °C to 4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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