Avalanche bulletin - Eastfjords

  • Tue Feb 27

    Considerable danger
  • Wed Feb 28

    Moderate danger
  • Thu Feb 29

    Moderate danger

Windslabs are present. It will snow on Tuesday during strong W/NW gale with further windslab formation, especially on S-E aspects.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Windslabs-are present on most aspects. New windslabs will likely form on E-S aspects.

The new snow could be unstable to begin with or cause avalanches due to its weight.

Snow layers and snow cover

Layered windslabs are present on most aspects after variable winds. The bond between layers in the windslabs could be unstable. It will snow on Tuesday during W/NW winds which will most likely form windslabs on S-E aspects.

Recent avalanches

A skier triggered a slab avalanche of size 2 in Stafdalur on Feb 25th. Older avalanches can be found in Norfjörður and Fagridalur.

Weather forecast

W/NW 15-23 m/s and snow on Tuesday. Snowfall late on Wednesday, and turns to strong NE wind on Thursday.

Forecast made: 27 Feb 11:53 GMT. Valid until: 27 Feb 19:00 GMT.

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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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