Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Friday 14.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended. We expect intense wet slab activity around and below treeline. Wind slabs can be easily triggered in the alpine.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a large truck or destroy several houses (size 4).

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)

Nedbør og vind påvirker snøoverflaten. Under mildværsgrensa vil det være et vått snødekke. I fjellet vil kraftig vind føre til en hard vindpåvirket snøoverflate utsatte steder og store ansamlinger av fersk fokksnø i leheng.

Over 400 moh finnes det vedvarende svake lag med kantkorn under skarelag høyt i snødekket. Det finnes også nedføyket overflaterim, men utbredelsen av dette problem er noe uklart.

På tirsdag ble det observert både naturlig og fjernutløste flakskred rundt skoggrensen nær Bjørnfjell. Disse skredene gikk på nedføyket svake lag av overflaterim.

Mountain weather, 13.01.2022

25 mm precipitation, up to 45 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 200 m a.s.l Thursday night. Moderate gale from west. -9 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 14.01.2022

30 mm precipitation, up to 50 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 200 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Fresh breeze from west, changing to moderate gale from the northwest during renoon. -8 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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