Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Tuesday 02.03.2021

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Unstable conditions due to wind slabs in lee areas. Persistent weak layers may also be triggered where the snow cover is thin.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on many steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can easily 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

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Søndag gikk mildværet opp til ca 800 moh. Tidligere snødekke har vært preget av sterk vind som har gitt et generelt hardt snødekke av fokksnø.

Før mildværet var det vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn og begerkrystaller. Dette finnes enten ved bakken, i forbindelse med skare eller i lag under fokksnøen.

Mountain weather, 01.03.2021

9 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas. Gale from west, changing to moderate gale from the northwest during the evening. -6 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 02.03.2021

3-6 mm precipitation. Strong breeze from northwest, changing to fresh breeze from the northwest during the evening. -10 °C to -5 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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