Avalanche warning for region Salten Tuesday 18.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended. We expect intense wet slab activity around and below treeline. Wind slabs can be easily triggered in the alpine.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wind drifted snow (slab 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)

on some 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)

Det skjer raske endringer i snøoverflaten som følge av et værskifte. I lavlandet ligger det nå nysnø oppå vått snødekke. I fjellet vil kraftig vind føre til en hard vindpåvirket snøoverflate utsatte steder og store ansamlinger av fersk fokksnø i leheng.

Observasjoner fra mandag bekrefter at vedvarende svake lag med kantkorn under skarelag fortsatt er intakt etter mildværet. I lavlandet er dette laget nå fuktig.

Lørdag er det observert noen naturlig utløste middels store skred rundt skoggrensen under Kvalhornet.

Det er observert drønnelyder flere steder i regionen.

Mountain weather, 17.01.2022

4-8 mm precipitation. Precipitation as snow. Moderate gale from northwest, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the evening. -11 °C to -5 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

30 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1000 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Moderate gale from south, changing to gale from the southwest during renoon. -9 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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