Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu Mar 04

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Mar 05

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Mar 06

    Moderate danger

Unstable windslabs can occur especially in NE facing aspects after southwest winds and snow drift. Older snow is considered mostly stable after melting and rain.

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

Unstable windslabs can occur in NE facing aspects after southwest winds and snow drift. Strong E-wind and snow drift on Tuesday. Older snow is considered mostly stable after melting and rain.

Recent avalanches

Small avalanche fell in Syðridalur in Bolungarvík on Monday. Avalanches released in Önundarfjörður, Kirkjubólshlíð and in Syðridalur last week.

Weather forecast

S-wind and little precipitation.

Forecast made: 03 Mar 15:11 GMT. Valid until: 04 Mar 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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