Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue Feb 07

    Considerable danger
  • Wed Feb 08

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Feb 09

    Moderate danger

Snow got wet in warm weather and rain on Sunday. Before, unstable wind slabs were in many aspects, but they are expected to gain strength when temperatures drop again on Sunday.

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

Snow should stiffen and gain strength after thaw on Sunday followed by frost. New wind slabs are expected to form in N-E aspects the next days. Considerable amount of snow is expected to add the next few days in strong SW winds, and then new wind slabs are expected to form, especially in N-E aspects. The avalanche danger is expected to increase as more snow accumulates.

Recent avalanches

Three avalanches released in Kirkjubolshlid in Skutulsfjörður and one in Miðhryggsgil in Önundarfjörður in thaw on Sunday. Many avalanches released in the area in E snowfall and snow drift on Thursday.

Weather forecast

Considerable snowfall or snow showers in strong SW winds the next days.

Forecast made: 07 Feb 17:05 GMT. Valid until: 08 Feb 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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