Avalanche warning for region Nord-Troms Friday 03.02.2023

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Complex situation. Skiers can easily trigger avalanches in areas with wind deposited snow. There is also a persistent weak layer buried in the snowpack that can be triggered in areas with thin snow or at tree line. Remote triggering of large avalanches is possible.

Avalanche problems

New snow (slab avalanches)

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

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

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)

Forrige fredag gikk et nytt mildvær forbi regionen med regn til ca. 700 moh. Kaldere temperaturer i etterkant har dannet stedvis hard skare eller porøs gjennomslagsskare. Nysnø og vind har også dannet fokksnøflak over skare i le-formasjoner. Det er generelt lite snø i sør-vestlige del av regionen.

Det finnes vedvarende svake lag av kantkorn nær bakken fra november. Stedene der dette er aktivt er imidlertid begrenset etter at snøoverflaten har vært vindherjet de foregående ukene.

Onsdag ble det observert begynnende kantkorndannelse i forbindelse med skarelagene høyere i snødekket.

Mountain weather, 02.02.2023

Little to no precipitation. Calm/light breeze from north. -22 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 03.02.2023

No precipitation. Breeze from southeast. -23 °C to -11 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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