Avalanche warning for region Vest-Finnmark Friday 06.05.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Wind slabs are the biggest avalanche problem at the beginning of the day. As temperatures rises, wet avalanches will be the most important. Naturally released avalanches are expected. Persistent weak layers can cause larger avalanches.

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)

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).

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)

Mildvêr og regn vil påverke snøoverflata stadig høgare til fjells utover dagen. Den tidlegare tørre vindpåverka eller lause snøen vil difor blir fuktig eller våt.

I overgangen mellom gamal fuktig snø og den tørre snøen som har kome den siste tida er det eit skarelag. Høg temperaturgradient gjer at det lokalt har danna seg kantkorn rundt dette. Flakskred som gjekk i helga kan potensielt ha gått på slike lag. Likevel verkar det som at dei fleste stadar er korna små eller ikkje utvikla god nok til å vere eit skredproblem.

Mountain weather, 05.05.2022

1-3 mm precipitation. Rain up to 500 m a.s.l during the evening. Breeze from southwest, changing to fresh breeze from the southeast during renoon. -14 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 06.05.2022

6-9 mm precipitation. Rain up to 1000 m a.s.l during the evening. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the south during the evening. -4 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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