Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Thu Jan 17

    Considerable danger
  • Fri Jan 18

    Considerable danger
  • Sat Jan 19

    Considerable danger

Avalanche fell on Siglufjarðarvegur on Tuesday. Snowpit shows layered and unstable snowpack.

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

Lot of snow has accumulated in hills with S- to W- aspect and gullies. Snowpit from Wednesday, taken in NW-aspect, shows unstable layered snowpack. Compression test, gave CTV at the ground and CTM11 in graupel layer. The stability of the snowpack will most likely not increase in the cold weather next days.

Recent avalanches

Avalanche fell over Siglufjarðarvegur in Mánárskriður on Tuesday.

Weather forecast

Precipitation in E- and NE- wind since Saturday, most in the northern part. Occasional snowshowers on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperature below 0°C the next days.

Forecast made: 16 Jan 13:47 GMT. Valid until: 18 Jan 21:00 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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