Avalanche warning for region Lyngen Monday 03.02.2020

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Wind and fresh snow may give instable conditions in many slopes. Be careful in lee areas with wind deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Especially where the wind deposited slabs are thin or soft, a slab avalanche is easier to trigger here. Avoid especially convex terrain.

Avalanche problems

New snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Kraftig fra SØ den siste uka har flyttet og omfordelt snøen. Søndag og natt til mandag har det kommet 15-20 cm nysnø med vind fra NV.

Det er observert et løst lag med små kantkorn rundt skarelag fra 20/1 flere steder i regionen, men dette laget har vært vanskelig å påvirke og viser lite tegn til bruddforplantning.

Søndag ble det observert et stort skred (str.3) i nordvendt heng ned mot Gjerdelva ved Kavringtinden, ca 500 moh.

Mountain weather, 02.02.2020

10-12 mm precipitation. Fresh breeze from southeast, changing to moderate gale from the northwest during the evening. -13 °C to -3 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 03.02.2020

10 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas. Strong breeze from northwest. -14 °C to -7 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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