Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Tuesday 16.03.2021

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Be careful in lee areas with fresh wind deposited snow. There is also weak snow layer deep in the snowpack at high elevations in inner parts of the region. It is unlikely for a skier to trigger these layers, but if it happens avalanches will be large and very dangerous.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on some 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 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)

Det er kommet litt nysnø de siste dagene. Der vinden ikke kommer til, for eksempel i skogen, så er snøen ubunden eller lett vindpåvirket. I høyden og på mer utsatte steder er snøen vindpåvirket, eller det er avblåst til eldre skarelag. Ute ved kysten er det generelt lite snø i terrenget.

Det finnes flere vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn i forbindelse med skarelag, og begerkrystaller langs bakken. Under ca. 200 moh. er det gamle snødekket gjennomfuktet etter mildværet i slutten av februar.

Mountain weather, 15.03.2021

2-5 mm precipitation. Strong breeze from east, changing to fresh breeze from the southwest during the evening. -10 °C to -6 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 16.03.2021

2-4 mm precipitation. Strong breeze from northwest, changing to moderate gale from the northwest during the afternoon. -15 °C to -8 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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