Avalanche warning for region Lofoten og Vesterålen Saturday 22.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Wet avalanches are likely late afternoon and towards the evening. Warm weather from SW is the move. We are calling for 2-Moderate for Saturday until the warm front hits. Use caution on recently loaded slopes.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

I lavlandet ble snøen gjennomfuketet av mildværet tidligere i uken. Her er forholdene generelt stabile. Kaldere temperatur fra onsdag ettermiddag gjør at snøen nå holder på å fryse til. Over dette ligger det ca 15 cm med nysnø torsdag morgen. I fjellet har kraftig vind og snøvær ført til en hard vindpåvirket snøoverflate utsatte steder og store ansamlinger av fersk fokksnø i leheng. De største ansamlingene med fokksnø er trolig lengst øst i regionen.

Mountain weather, 21.01.2022

2-5 mm precipitation. Rain up to 500 m a.s.l during the evening. Fresh breeze from north, changing to moderate gale from the south during the evening. -9 °C to -1 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 22.01.2022

12 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as rain. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to gale from the southwest during the evening. -3 °C to 4 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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