Avalanche warning for region Indre Sogn Tuesday 18.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Naturally released large wet avalanches may occur due to rising temperatures and rain. Use caution in steep terrain with wind slabs in the alpine.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Snøoverflaten er preget av nysnø og vind de siste dagene. Stedvis finnes det store fokksnøflak mens vindutsatte plasser er avblåst med skare eller barmark. Det gamle snødekket antas å være stabilt etter "Gyda" og gjenfrysing, unntatt i terreng over ca 1300 moh.

Vedvarende svake lag kan fortsatt være intakte over ca 1300 moh, men stort sett i regionen antas det at Gyda har nøytralisert vedvarende svake lag.

Det ble meldt om 25 cm nysnø og lett snøfokk i Sogndalsdalen mandag morgen.

Mountain weather, 17.01.2022

5 mm precipitation, up to 12 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 500 m a.s.l during the evening. Gale from northwest, changing to strong breeze from the west during renoon. -11 °C to -3 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

5 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1100 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Moderate gale from southwest. -5 °C to -1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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