Avalanche warning for region Sunnmøre Wednesday 19.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Naturally released large avalanches is expected due to unstable storm slabs in the alpine. Naturally released wet avalanches possible during nighttime and early morning. Wet avalanche activity will diminish as the temperature drop through the day.

Avalanche problems

New snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

I områder med sammenhengende snødekke består snøoverflaten hovedsakelig av fokksnø med varierende hardhet. Vindutsatt terreng er avblåst til bakken eller skare. Det gamle snødekket antas generelt stabilt etter mildvær og gjenfrysing.

Tirsdag meldte observatør om kraftig snøfokk i høyden lengst øst i regionen. Mandag ble det rapportert om at fersk fokksnø løsner ved liten belastning ved skianlegget i Øverøyane.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

10 mm precipitation, up to 18 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1400 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to gale from the southwest during the afternoon. -4 °C to 0 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 19.01.2022

30 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1000 m a.s.l Wednesday night. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to gale from the northwest during the afternoon. -13 °C to 0 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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