Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Wednesday 26.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Avoid lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Especially where the wind deposited slabs are thin or soft, a slab avalanche is easier to trigger there.

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)

Snøen er svært ujevnt fordelt og kraftig vind de siste dagene har påvirket snødekket etter mildværet på søndag. På utsatte plasser er det avblåst, mens store mengder fokksnø har samlet seg til myke flak i leområder og beskyttete terrengformasjoner. I skogen er snøoverflaten løsere og nysnøen mindre bundet. Mildværet søndag gjennomfuktet snøen høyt til fjells.

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, 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.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2022

3-6 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Breeze from southeast, changing to calm/light breeze from the southeast during renoon. -10 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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