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Avalanche warning for region Heiane Saturday 24.02.2024

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Wind slabs are especially easy to trigger where they are thin or soft.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Buried weak layer of new snow

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

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

Loose 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)

Friday 23. February 2024

Det eldre snødekket er prega av mildvêr opp mot dei høgaste toppane. Store nedbørsmengder fredag, som snø over omlag 800- 1000 moh, ligg no ujamnt fordelt som fokksnøflak av ulik hardheit. Det er lite snø under 4-500 moh.

Observasjon på mildvêrsgrense og sludd på omlag 500 moh på fredag.

Mountain weather

Friday 23. February 2024

25 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l Friday night. Moderate gale from east, changing to moderate gale from the west during renoon. -4 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Saturday 24. February 2024

6-9 mm precipitation. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l. Breeze from southeast. -4 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.


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

Fokksnøflak i leområder etter mykje nedbør og vind fredag vil trenge tid til stabilisering. Dei kan dermed bli påvirka av skiløpar. Litt snø og vind kan fornye fokksnøflaka i enkelte områder.
Dette gjeld mest i høgda, der snøen er minst påvirka av mildvêret fredag.

I bratte områder i låglandet kan det lausne enkelte våte laussnøskred.
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