Avalanche warning for region Helgeland Tuesday 18.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended. We expect intense wet slab activity around and below treeline. Wind slabs can be easily triggered in the alpine.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a large truck or destroy several houses (size 4). Remote triggering is possible.

Advice

Mountain weather, 17.01.2022

5-9 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from northwest, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the evening. -12 °C to -5 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

40 mm precipitation, up to 65 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1100 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to gale from the southwest during renoon. -7 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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