Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Tuesday 25.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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New wind deposited snow will create new unstable wind slabs. Wind slab avalanches may trigger larger avalanches on persistent weak layers deep in the snowpack.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can trigger avalanches on a few steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a large truck or destroy several houses (size 4). Remote triggering is possible.

Advice

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.

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.

Mountain weather, 25.01.2022

6 mm precipitation, up to 16 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Strong breeze from west, changing to breeze from the west during the afternoon. -10 °C to -6 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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