Avalanche warning for region Jotunheimen Saturday 22.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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A skier or a snow mobile may trigger avalanches in wind slabs. Pay extra attention around the treeline. A persistent weak layer deeper in the snow in general is hard to trigger.

Avalanche problems

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).

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can trigger avalanches on a few steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3). Remote triggering is possible.

Advice

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.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Over skoggrensa finnes det store fokksnøflak i øst- og sørvendte leområder. Vindutsatte plasser er avblåst og regionen er preget av lite snø for årstiden. Det ligger relativt mye vindtransportert snø rundt skoggrensa. Under siste fokksnø er det gamle snødekket hardt og stabilt opp til ca. 1200-1300 moh, etter at Gyda herjet.

Under siste periodes fokksnø finnes aktive vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn. Observerte drønn og nylig skredaktivitet stammer mest sannsynlig fra vedvarende svake lag.

Torsdag ble det observert et naturlig utløst str. 2 skred i østvendt terreng i Leirdalen. Ved Tyinkrysset ble det torsdag observert et naturlig utløst str. 2 skred i østvendt terreng.

Mountain weather, 21.01.2022

1 mm precipitation, up to 6 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1000 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Moderate gale from northwest, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the afternoon. -12 °C to -4 °C at 1800 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 22.01.2022

Little to no precipitation. Strong breeze from west, changing to moderate gale from the west during the evening. -7 °C to -2 °C at 1800 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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