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Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Thursday 23.11.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

Avoid lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Persistent weak layers are present in the snowpack and can be triggered.

Avalanche problems

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on many steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3). Remote triggering is possible.

Buried weak layer of faceted snow above a crust


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.

Avalanche risk assessment

Det er lett å løse ut skred der det har lagt seg fokksnø. Observasjoner viser at det finnes svake lag av kantkorn eller rim i snødekket som kan påvirkes.

NB. Varselet er basert på et enklere datagrunnlag enn i den ordinære varslingssesongen som starter 1. desember. Det er usikkert hvor ustabile de svake lagene er.
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