Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Sunday 08.05.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Be careful in 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 here.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on some 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)

Synkende temperaturer i fjellet på lørdag har ført til at det våte og fuktige snødekket fra fredag har begynt å fryse til igjen. I fjellet kan det også ligge flak av tørrere snø i overflaten. Under mildværsgrensen som var på lørdag er snøen i overflaten fremdeles våt og fuktig, kanskje med en litt krispi overflate etter forbigående nattefrost natt til søndag.

I lavlandet, særlig i de mest kystnære områdene, er det lite eller ingen snø.

Mountain weather, 07.05.2022

20 mm precipitation, up to 35 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l Saturday night. Gale from southwest, changing to gale from the west during renoon. -6 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 08.05.2022

10 mm precipitation, up to 22 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 200 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Fresh breeze from west. -8 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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