Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Tuesday 04.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Avalanches can easily be triggered in fresh stormslabs. Persistent weak layers have recently been hard to trigger, but this might have changed due to windloading of the snowpack the last days. Avoid avalanche terrain with newly deposited snow.

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 trigger avalanches on some 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)

Sterk vind frå søraust har dei siste dagane gitt transport av snø. Der det ikkje er avblåst, er truleg snøoverflata vindpakka hard.

Lenger ned i snødekket finnast det svake lag. Det er både nedføyka kantkornlag frå kuldeperioda i slutten av november, samt kantkornlag danna rundt skare.

Mandag gjekk det eit naturleg utløyst skred på veg ved Kåfjorden.

Generelt er det eit tynt snødekke.

Mountain weather, 03.01.2022

1-4 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from southeast, changing to strong breeze from the southeast during the evening. -16 °C to -13 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 04.01.2022

4-6 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from southeast. -17 °C to -14 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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