Orange warning regarding wind and snow in the alpine region

SMHI has issued a orange warning regarding wind and snow in parts of Härjedals and Jämtlandsfjällen. The warning applies 3 March at 05:00 – 20:00.

During Friday morning increasing westerly or north-westerly wind which on Calf mountain becomes hard to very hard 15-20 m/s, in the afternoon 18-23 m/s. At the same time, snowfall or dense snow flurries, 15-20 cm, are expected. The wind subsides during Friday evening, while the intensity of the snow showers decreases somewhat.

How can this affect me?

  • No hiking is recommended in mountainous areas.
  • Rescue efforts in mountain environment can be risky and may take a long time.
  • Very difficult to move and set up or anchor tents.
  • Very difficult to orientate due to severely reduced visibility.
  • High risk of frostbite.
Source: smhi

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