Avalanche warning for region Sunnmøre Wednesday 26.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Increasing avalanche danger in the inner part of the region. A new front is expected to bring a lot of snow above tree line. Temperature and wind could quickly change. Use great caution on larger slopes as avalanches easily could be triggered. The old wet snowpack is stable.

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)

Lavlandet bære preg av mildvær den siste tiden og det er lite snø under 500 moh. I høyfjellet over ca. 1200 moh. består snøoverflaten av fokksnø med varierende hardhet, i vindutsatt terreng er det avblåst til bakken eller skare. Det gamle snødekket antas stabilt etter flere runde med mildvær.

Mandag er det registret et stort skred (str 3) på Saudehornet.

Mountain weather, 25.01.2022

6-10 mm precipitation. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l during the evening. Breeze from southwest, changing to fresh breeze from the southwest during the evening. -10 °C to -3 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2022

20 mm precipitation, up to 33 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l Wednesday night. Strong breeze from southwest. -7 °C to -1 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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