Avalanche warning for region Ofoten Tuesday 17.05.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Challenging conditions due to different avalanche problems. Wet snow found in lower elevations. Conservative terrain choice is essential on freshly loaded storm slabs in the alpine. Glide snow avalanches are unpredictable. Avoid areas beneath glide-cracks.

Avalanche problems

New 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).

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on a few steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

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)

Det har kommet 5-15 cm nysnø i løpet av mandagen. Høyt til fjells kan det finnes noe fokksnø i leområder og forsenkninger. Den gamle snøen har nå vært gjennom runde på runde med mildvær og er generelt smelteomdannet og stabilt. Stedvis mye vann i snøen.

Det er nå lite snø under 400 til 600 moh.

Mountain weather, 16.05.2022

9 mm precipitation, up to 15 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 200 m a.s.l Monday night. Fresh breeze from northwest, changing to breeze from the northwest during the afternoon. -6 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 17.05.2022

15 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 700 m a.s.l during the evening. Breeze from west, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the afternoon. -10 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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