Avalanche warning for region Helgeland Wednesday 19.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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Big wet natural avalanches are expected as long as it's high temperatures. Avoid avalanche release and run out areas. The danger for dry avalanches are expected to increase throughout the day.

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, 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.

Mountain weather, 19.01.2022

30 mm precipitation, up to 45 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1000 m a.s.l Wednesday night. Gale from southwest, changing to moderate gale from the west during renoon. -8 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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