Avalanche bulletin - Eastfjords

  • Sun Apr 21

    Considerable danger
  • Mon Apr 22

    Moderate danger
  • Tue Apr 23

    Moderate danger

Saturday was warm and small sluffs were seen in the area. Small avalanches could continue to occur in the sun in the next few days. A lot of snow is still in the mountains and inland, and a weak layer could still be present.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Thaw during the weekend increases chances of wet avalanches

Snow layers and snow cover

A lot of snow is still in the mountains. Saturday was warm and a few small sluffs occurred in the area. Layered wind slabs were present with weak layers between slabs. Cornices are widely on S-W aspects. A deep persistent weak layer could still be present at high elevations.

Recent avalanches

A few small avalanches occurred in the thaw on Satuday. Several loose avalanches seen by Neskaupstaður on Tuesday and Wednesday. Few small avalanches have been seen around the area after last weeks snowfall and warming.

Weather forecast

W or variable wind on Sunday but mostly fair. Monday looks like dry and mild weather.

Forecast made: 20 Apr 15:56 GMT. Valid until: 21 Apr 19:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

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About the bulletin

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

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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