Avalanche warning for region Nord-Troms Wednesday 08.02.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Stay away from all avalanche terrain! Large avalanches can be triggered from a distance. Large avalanches are likely in areas with fresh wind deposited snow during or immediately after the snow storm. Be also aware of wet avalanches in all sectors at lower elevations.

Avalanche problems

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously 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.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on a few 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)

Kraftig mildvær utover mandag ettermiddag har tilført fuktighet til topplagene i snødekke under mildværsgrensen.

Over mildværsgrensen fortsatt vindtransport av nysnø med vind fra sørvest og innlasting av fokksnø i nordøstvendte heng. Mesteparten av nysnøen kom i Storfjorden, Kåfjorden og Nordreisa.

Det er observert begynnende kantkorn rundt mildværsskaren fra 27.1. I tillegg er det svake lag av kantkorn ved bakken som har vært med oss siden starten av vinteren. Stort sett er kantkornlaget ved bakken vanskelig å påvirke, men flere store og svært store skred i naboregion Lyngen tyder på at det ikke er umulig. 

Forrige uke var det perioder med kaldt og klart vær, og det ble observert overflaterim ved Sørkjosen og Kvænangsfjellet. Enkelte steder kan derfor fokksnøenen ligge over nedføyket overflaterim.

Mountain weather, 07.02.2023

10 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1100 m a.s.l Tuesday night. Gale from southwest, changing to strong gale from the west during renoon. -8 °C to 2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 08.02.2023

5 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Gale from southwest, changing to strong gale from the southwest during renoon. -8 °C to 0 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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