Avalanche bulletin

Avalanche conditions

There was strong snow drifting in NA-winds last week with many big slab avalanches in Westfjords and some middle size in the North.

Yeasterday it went warm on mountain ridges most places with some slab avalanches in the Westfjords. Now it has refrozen so the old snow is gaining strength but the surfacecrust is already getting buried by a new wind slab in strong SW winds in the Wes and North.
Written by a specialist at 20 Jan 14:10 GMT

Avalanche bulletins for selected areas

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Strong SW-winds with snow showers in the West and North until a new thawing is expected the night before Wednesday.
Written by a specialist at 20 Jan 14:12 GMT


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IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

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