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Avalanche warning for region Finnmarkskysten Wednesday 14.02.2024

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

Published:
Strong wind will continue to produce windslabs lee areas. Natural released avalanches are possible at isolated locations

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow

Below you can see a description of the current snow cover information and current weather forecast in the mountains. If your observations deviate greatly from what is described here, the warning will not necessarily apply either. Always make your own judgments or stay away from avalanche terrain.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Tuesday 13. February 2024

Sterk vind fra sør og sørøst preger snødekket, fokksnøflakene er stort sett harde og mange steder er det avblåst.
Mildvær i slutten av januar førte til at snødekket i ytre strøk ble smelteomdannet og generelt stabilt. I indre strøk påvirket ikke mildværet like mye.

Lørdag ble to naturlig utløste skred registrert i nærheten av Honningsvåg.

Tirsdag ettermiddag var det stor snøtransport utsatte steder

Mountain weather

Tuesday 13. February 2024

Little to no precipitation. Gale from south. -18 °C to -12 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Wednesday 14. February 2024

0-3 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Gale from southeast. -21 °C to -15 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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.

Avalanche risk assessment

Fortsatt kraftig vind gir ytterligere snøtransport. Vinden kan bli så sterk at den virvler opp hardere snø slik at vindtransporten av snø over i leområder fortsetter selvom mye løs snø allerede er flyttet på. Enkelte naturlig utløste skred ventes.

I avblåste områder er skredfaren lavere.
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