Avalanche bulletin - Northern West fjords

  • Sat Jan 19

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Jan 20

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Jan 21

    Moderate danger

Although there is not much snow, it has accumulated in hills with S- to W- aspect and gullies. Weak layer is in the snowpack. It can be dangerous were it is buried under more snow.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Windslab in gullies and hills facing S- to W-. Weak layer is in the snowpack it can be dangerous were it is buried under the windslab.

Snow layers and snow cover

New snow the last days and snowdrift last weekend. Although there is not much snow it has accumulated in hills with S- to W- aspect and gullies. Snowpit on Friday show high temperature gradient in the snowpack and weak layer with facets near the ground.

Recent avalanches

No new avalanches recorded.

Weather forecast

Precipitation during last weekend and the beginning of the week. But not much new snow. Some precipitation over the weekend but more precipitation on Monday. Cold weather this week but it gets warmer on Saturday but slightly colder again on Sunday.

Forecast made: 18 Jan 19:57 GMT. Valid until: 21 Jan 21:00 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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