Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Friday 27.01.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Naturally released loose avalanches may occur.
  • The danger is greatest from Friday evening

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

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)

Mildværet søndag fuktet sannsynligvis snødekket høyt til fjells. Etter dette har det blitt kaldere og snøbyger med kraftig vind har ført til ferske fokksnøflak noen steder, mens andre steder er det avblåst ned til bakken eller et skarelag.

Det finnes vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn i hele regionen med unntak av lengst ut på kysten. Det har generelt vært vanskelig å påvirke lagene og de anses derfor ikke som et aktivt skredproblem.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2023

5 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from northwest, changing to strong breeze from the west during the evening. -7 °C to -4 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2023

10 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l during the evening. Breeze from southwest, changing to moderate gale from the south during the afternoon. -6 °C to -2 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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