Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Wednesday 26.01.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger


Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. A persistent weak layer can be present underneath fresh wind deposited snow in isolated features.

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.


Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Helgens mildvær har fuktet snødekket opp til 400-600 moh. Mandag kom det rundt 15 cm nysnø. Kraftig vind fra vest, særlig i ytre strøk har påvirket snødekket. Over 400-600 moh. ligger det fokksnø av ulik karakter.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Observasjoner tyder på at disse er lettere å påvirke og mer utbredt på indre strøk enn ved kysten. Etter helgens mildvær kan det være at problemet er mindre utbredt enn tidligere.

Mountain weather, 25.01.2022

5 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from west, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening. -11 °C to -6 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2022

2-4 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Strong breeze from west, changing to breeze from the west during renoon. -14 °C to -7 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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