Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Wednesday 10.03.2021

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Unstable slabs due to wind from southeast can be found some places. Be aware that persistent weak layers is present in the snow pack, especially in alpine or continental areas.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can 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.

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)

Den siste uka har det vært snøbyger med vind fra omkring nordvest. I helga har det kommet ca. 10 - 25 cm nysnø. Mandag dreide vinden og kommer nå fra sørlig retning, dette kan flytte på snøen der vinder tar seg opp.

I slutten av februar var det plussgrader og regn opp til ca 800 moh. Før mildværet var det vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn og begerkrystaller mange steder. Disse lagene kan fortsatt finnes over ca. 200 moh., enten ved bakken, i forbindelse med skare eller i lag under fokksnøen.

Mountain weather, 09.03.2021

Little to no precipitation. Breeze from south, changing to fresh breeze from the south during the evening. -18 °C to -12 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 10.03.2021

No precipitation. Fresh breeze from south. -20 °C to -13 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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