Avalanche warning for region Lofoten og Vesterålen Friday 27.01.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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The stability is expected to decrease through the day when the new snow gets wet from rain. Unstable wind slabs may be found on a slick crust at higher elevations and naturally released avalanches are possible where wind loading is greatest.
  • The danger is greatest from Friday evening

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

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)

Snøen har trolig vært fuktet til fjelltopphøyde i store deler av regionen på søndag. Etter dette har det blitt kaldere og snøbyger med kraftig vind har ført til ferske fokksnøflak mange steder.

Før helgen ble det observert kantkorn ved bakken på Austvågøya, men sannsynligvis er dette drept av mildværet.

På onsdag meldes det om mye snøfokk på Hinnøya

Mountain weather, 26.01.2023

8-12 mm precipitation. Rain up to 100 m a.s.l during the evening. Strong breeze from northwest, changing to moderate gale from the west during the evening. -5 °C to -1 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2023

30 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as rain. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to gale from the southwest during renoon. -2 °C to 4 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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