Avalanche warning for region Lofoten og Vesterålen Saturday 28.01.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Locally unstable conditions. Unstable wind slabs may be found at higher elevations and naturally released avalanches are possible where wind loading is greatest. Wet avalanches are also possible at lower elevations in the morning.

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 a few 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 tidligere i uka. 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.

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.

Mountain weather, 28.01.2023

10 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 400 m a.s.l Saturday night. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to gale from the west during the evening. -5 °C to 0 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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