Avalanche warning for region Nord-Troms Wednesday 19.01.2022

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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Big wet natural avalanches are expected as long as it's high temperatures. Avoid avalanche release and run out areas. The danger for dry avalanches are expected to increase throughout the day.

Avalanche problems

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

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

Persistent weak layer (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Det har kommet mye nysnø i regionen de siste dagene, og med vind fra varierende retning har det bygget seg opp fokksnøflak i flere himmelretninger.

Dypere i snødekket finnes det vedvarende svake lag. Opp til 500-800 moh er det kantkornlag i sammenheng med skare. I hele regionen finnes det også eldre kantkornlag som er nedføyket, men disse har det generelt vært vanskelig å påvirke den siste tida.

Sent lørdag kveld gikk det et naturlig utløst skred over E6 i vestvendt terreng noen kilometer sør for Skibotn. Mandag gikk det et naturlig utløst skred over E6 i sørvendt heng ved Oksfjord like sør for Kvænangsfjellet.

Tirsdag har det kommet inn mildvær og regn i lavlandet.

Mountain weather, 18.01.2022

15 mm precipitation, up to 20 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 700 m a.s.l during the evening. Fresh breeze from southwest, changing to gale from the south during renoon. -11 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Mountain weather, 19.01.2022

8-12 mm precipitation. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l Wednesday night. Fresh breeze from west, changing to strong breeze from the west during the evening. -11 °C to -1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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