Avalanche warning for region Vest-Finnmark Saturday 28.01.2023

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Locally unstable conditions. A skier or a snow mobile may trigger avalanches in the fresh wind slabs. Persistent weak layers deeper in the snow may be triggered at some spots, and remote triggering from less steep terrain is possible.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

You can easily trigger avalanches on a few steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury a car or destroy a small house (size 3). Remote triggering is possible.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

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)

Fredag er det et nytt mildvær på vei inn i regionen med regn til godt over tregrensa. Tidligere denne uka har det vært en god del snøbyger med kraftig vind, og dette har ført til ferske fokksnøflak flere steder. Fokksnøen varierer i tykkelse og hardhet, og enkelte steder i høyden er det trolig fortsatt avblåst. I skogen er det stedvis mye løssnø etter siste dagers snøfall.

Det finnes godt utviklede kantkornlag både over og under skare nede i snødekket, men utbredelsen er begrenset av vinden som tidligere har herjet i fjellet.

Torsdag ble det observert et drønn i snødekket på 230 moh ved Alteidet lengst sørvest i regionen.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2023

15 mm precipitation, up to 20 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. -6 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 28.01.2023

0-3 mm precipitation. Rain up to 500 m a.s.l Saturday night. Strong breeze from southwest, changing to breeze from the south during the evening. -12 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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