Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Sat Mar 06

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Mar 07

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Mar 08

    Moderate danger

Unseasonable little snow in general, older snow considered rather stable. However, windslabs are found in most aspects in mountains, and they can be unstable in isolated areas.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Wind slabs, that can be unstable, are found in most aspects. The snow is moist except for highest mountain tops.

Due to solar radiation or warm weather.

Snow layers and snow cover

Snowfall during last weekend in strong SW-wind. Strong E-wind and snowdrift on Tuesday evening. Since then temperatures have been above zero on the lowland with very little precipitation. Windslabs can still be found in most aspects in upper parts of mountains, and they can be unstable in isolated areas in steep slopes.

Recent avalanches

Some avalanches fell last week. This week, only one small avalanche has been recorded, in Syðridalur by Bolungarvík.

Weather forecast

A little precipitation in light southerly wind the night before Saturday. Snowfall possible in uppermost part of mountains. No precipitation and calm weather on Sunday. Some precipitation in calm weather on Monday afternoon, rain in lowlands and snow in mountains.

Forecast made: 05 Mar 15:18 GMT. Valid until: 06 Mar 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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