Avalanche warning for region Tromsø Friday 27.01.2023

Danger level 3 - Considerable avalanche danger

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The danger increases when the wind picks up and the temperature is increasing. Natural released both dry and wet avalanches are expected. Avoid avalanche terrain. Remotely triggered avalanches are also possible due to a weak layer buried deeper in the snowpack.
  • The danger is greatest from Friday afternoon

Avalanche problems

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).

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.

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on some 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)

Mildværet søndag fuktet snødekket høyt til fjells. Etter dette har det blitt kaldere og snøbyger med kraftig vind har ført til ferske fokksnøflak flere steder. Fokksnøen varierer i tykkelse og hardhet, og særlig rundt tregrensa finnes det mykere partier. I skogen er det stedvis mye løssnø og på fjellet finnes det fortsatt partier som er helt avblåst.

Det vedvarende svake kantkornlaget fra november/desember ligger stort sett nær bakken under svært hard snø og er vanskelig å påvirke de fleste steder.

De siste dagene har det løsnet enkelte store skred høyt til fjells i naboregionen Lyngen.

Mountain weather, 26.01.2023

8 mm precipitation, up to 14 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as snow. Strong breeze from northwest, changing to strong breeze from the southwest during the evening. -6 °C to -1 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 27.01.2023

20 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 900 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Strong breeze from west, changing to gale from the southwest during the afternoon. -3 °C to 2 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

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