Avalanche warning for region Vest-Telemark Saturday 14.05.2022

Danger level 1 - Low avalanche danger

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Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow, a skier can trigger avalanches here. Be also careful in areas with fresh wind deposited snow, especially close to terrain traps. Keep distance to cornices and areas with glide-cracks.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on a few steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on a few steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

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)

Snødekket består i stor grad av smelteomvandlet snø. Siste dager har det kommet nysnø i høyfjellet over ca 1100 moh. Mest i vestre deler av regionen. I nordlig sektor høyt til fjells, kan snødekket fremdeles være vinterlig. Øst i regionen er snømengden skiftende med flere bare områder. Snømengden øker vestover i regionen hvor det er mer sammenhengende skiføre i fjellet.

Haukeli har fått mest nedbør siste døgn.

Mountain weather, 13.05.2022

3 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1400 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Fresh breeze from southwest. -1 °C to 6 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 14.05.2022

0-3 mm precipitation. Rain up to 1300 m a.s.l Saturday night. Strong breeze from west, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the evening. -1 °C to 6 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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