Avalanche warning for region Hardanger Wednesday 19.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Naturally released large avalanches is possible due to unstable storm slabs in the alpine. Naturally released wet avalanches possible during nighttime and early morning. Wet avalanche activity will diminish as the temperature drop through the day.

Avalanche problems

New snow (slab avalanches)

on a few steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3).

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Der det ligger sammenhengende snødekke i høyden består snøoverflaten hovedsakelig av fokksnø av varierende hardhet. Det gamle snødekket antas stabilt etter mildvær og gjenfrysing, unntatt i de aller høyestliggende områdene. Det er generelt lite snø, mest i indre strøk.

Observatør meldte om 15 cm nysnø mandag.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

3-6 mm precipitation. Rain up to 1100 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Fresh breeze from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the afternoon. -4 °C to -1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 19.01.2022

35 mm precipitation, up to 45 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1100 m a.s.l Wednesday night. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to moderate gale from the northwest during the afternoon. -13 °C to -1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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