Avalanche warning for region Svartisen Sunday 16.01.2022

Danger level 4 - High avalanche danger

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

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a large truck or destroy several houses (size 4).

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

on many steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Advice

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.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Det skjer raske endringer i snøoverflate som følge av værskifte. I lavlandet vil det være vått snødekke etter mildvær under natt til søndag. I fjellet vil kraftig vind føre til en hard vindpåvirket snøoverflate utsatte steder og store ansamlinger av fersk fokksnø i leheng.

Observasjoner lørdag bekrefter at vedvarende svake lag med kantkorn rundt skarelag fortsatt er intakt over 400moh. Mange steder ligger det godt beskyttet under hardere lag med fokksnø og er generelt vanskelig å påvirke.

Det er generelt få observasjoner fra fjellet de siste dagene.

Mountain weather, 15.01.2022

15 mm precipitation, up to 30 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l during the evening. Strong breeze from west, changing to moderate gale from the southwest during the afternoon. -9 °C to -2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 16.01.2022

45 mm precipitation, up to 70 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l Sunday night. Moderate gale from southwest, changing to strong gale from the west during the afternoon. -10 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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