Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu Feb 29

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Mar 01

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Mar 02

    Moderate danger

Small windslabs could be present on SW-aspects.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Snow layers and snow cover

The thaw on Monday reached to high elevations. Snowfall on Tuesday during strong NE-winds might have formed windslabs on SW-aspects. The underlying snowpack has most likely become rather stable. A little snow is forecasted on Thursday during NE winds.

Recent avalanches

A few wet avalanches occurred during the thaw on Monday. A few avalanches occurred last week.

Weather forecast

NA-erly wind on Thursday and Friday with some snow. Saturday looks like light winds and dry weather.

Forecast made: 28 Feb 11:42 GMT. Valid until: 29 Feb 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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