Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Friday 28.01.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

Published:

Locally unstable conditions. A skier or a snow mobile may trigger avalanches in the fresh wind slabs, while persistent weak layers deeper in the snow in general is hard to trigger.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can 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)

Mildværet sist helg har fuktet snødekket opp til 400-600 moh. Mandag kom det rundt 10-20 cm nysnø. Kraftig vind fra vest, særlig i ytre strøk har påvirket snødekket. Over skoggrensen har vinden skapt et varierende snødekke, med mest snø i leheng mot øst og sørøst.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Hovedsakelig virker det vanskelig å påvirke disse da de ligger dypt i snødekket, ofte under skarelag. I lavlandet har regnet stabilisert noe av dette. Fremover er det lurt å følge med på kantkorndannelse rundt mildværsskaren.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2022

2 mm precipitation, up to 8 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Breeze from west. -20 °C to -10 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 28.01.2022

1-4 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Calm/light breeze from north. -17 °C to -8 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Avalanche danger scale Print this page
EAWS logo
NVE is a member of EAWS