Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Mon Mar 20

    Low danger
  • Tue Mar 21

    Low danger
  • Wed Mar 22

    Low danger

Rather thin wind slabs have formed on top of hardpacked snow, especially in SW-aspect. Weak layers with facets could exist in the wind packed snow but only small sluffs are expected.

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

Snow layers and snow cover

Rather little snow is in the area, especially close to the sea. Inland there are thin isolated wind slabs on top of a hardpacked crust. Weak layers with facets were observed late last week and the facets might have grown further since then, due to a steep temperature gradient in the snow. In these conditions, mountain travelers could trigger small avalanches but risk of injuries is mainly from sliding on hardpacked/icy snow underneath.

Recent avalanches

No recent reports of avalanches.

Weather forecast

NE-E winds, cold and dry next several days

Forecast made: 20 Mar 08:00 GMT. Valid until: 20 Mar 19:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high


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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