Avalanche warning for region Sunnmøre Sunday 23.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Use caution on recently loaded slopes in the high alpine. Large avalanches could be triggered. Expect a wet snowpack below treeline.

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).

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 å være generelt stabilt etter mildvær og gjenfrysing.

Torsdag kom det 25 cm nysnø ved Ørsta med vindtransport av snø til leheng. Fredag og lørdag er det stigende mildværsgrense.

Mountain weather, 22.01.2022

3-5 mm precipitation. Rain up to 1400 m a.s.l during renoon. Breeze from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening. -5 °C to 1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 23.01.2022

1-3 mm precipitation. Rain up to 1500 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Fresh breeze from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening. -3 °C to 2 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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