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Avalanche warning for region Svalbard øst Wednesday 07.04.2021

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

Large and even very large avalanches likely due to heavy wind loading on a unstable snow pack. Avoid avalanche terrain

Avalanche problems

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).

Buried weak layer of faceted snow near the ground

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).

Poor bonding between layers in wind deposited snow


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.

Avalanche risk assessment

Varselet er basert på et enklere datagrunnlag enn regionale varsel og blir publisert kun ved faregrad 4 og 5.

Kraftig vind fra NØ og mye nysnø vil gi store ustabile fokksnøflak i leheng. Fokksnøen kan stedvis legge seg over et ustabilt snødekke med aktive vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn. Det ventes store naturlig utløste skred, i utsatte heng svært store skred. Unngå alt skredterreng.

Mountain weather, Wednesday 7 April 2021

20 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Moderate gale from northeast. -22 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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