Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Monday 24.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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A lot of precipitation and wind, combined with a rapid increase in temperature will cause several very large naturally released avalanches. Avoid all avalanche terrain.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3).

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)

Mildværet søndag har gjennomfuktet snøen høyt til fjells. Over mildværsgrensen har kraftig vind og snøvær sannsynligvis ført til en vindpåvirket snøoverflate med store ansamlinger av fersk fokksnø i leområder.

Det er tidligere observert vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn under et skarelag høyt i snødekket over 400 moh, men det er usikkert hvordan mildværet har påvirket dette.

Fredag løsnet et stort skred over vei langsmed Beisfjorden.

Det er store lokale variasjoner i nysnømengde innad i regionen.

Mountain weather, 23.01.2022

25 mm precipitation, up to 55 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to strong gale from the southwest during the evening. -5 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 24.01.2022

20 mm precipitation, up to 35 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l Monday night. Strong gale from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during renoon. -11 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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